What is a 21st century teacher? People toss around terms in education and attach the words “21st century” to appear cutting edge or on the front end of trending ideas. As a teacher in the 21st century, I find it amazing to see some of the things that are so-called 21st century and yet are no different from ideas from the 20th or even the 19th century. With that in mind, I reflected on what it takes to be a teacher in the 21st century and what such a teacher looks like. Obviously, a 21st-century teacher should be tall, handsome and have a sweet spot for superheroes. Beyond that, I think there are some key characteristics that good 21st-century teachers need. Be a connected educator. Be a master of technology. Interactive whiteboards are being used as chalkboards once were, computers are being used to make flash cards and tablets are being used to do word searches. Be a reflective practitioner. Be an advocate. None of these ideas is radical or groundbreaking.
Democracy and Education Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education is a 1916 book by John Dewey. Dewey sought to at once synthesize, criticize, and expand upon the democratic (or proto-democratic) educational philosophies of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Plato. He saw Rousseau's philosophy as overemphasizing the individual and Plato's philosophy as overemphasizing the society in which the individual lived. For Dewey, this distinction was largely a false one; like George Herbert Mead and Lev Vygotsky, he viewed the mind and its formation as a communal process. Thus the individual is a meaningful concept only when regarded as an inextricable part of his or her society, and the society has no meaning apart from its realization in the lives of its individual members. As evidenced in his later Experience and Nature (1925), this practical element, learning by doing, arose from his subscription to the philosophical school of Pragmatism. Synopsis Reception
The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have By EdTech Team Updated on march 2, 2015 : The original list that was created in 2011 comprised 33 skills , after reviewing it we decided to do some merging and finally ended up with the 20 skills below. The 21st century teacher should be able to : 1- Create and edit digital audio Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :Free Audio Tools for Teachers 2- Use Social bookmarking to share resources with and between learners Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill : A List of Best Bookmarking Websites for Teachers 3- Use blogs and wikis to create online platforms for students Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill : Great Tools to Create Protected Blogs and Webpages for your Class 4- Exploit digital images for classroom use Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :Web Tools to Edit Pictures without Installing any softwareTools to Convert Photos into Cartoons
Progressive education Progressive education is a pedagogical movement that began in the late nineteenth century; it has persisted in various forms to the present. The term progressive was engaged to distinguish this education from the traditional Euro-American curricula of the 19th century, which was rooted in classical preparation for the university and strongly differentiated by social class. By contrast, progressive education finds its roots in present experience. Most progressive education programs have these qualities in common: Educational theory Progressive education can be traced back to the works of John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, both of whom are known as forerunners of ideas that would be developed by theorists such as Dewey. Johann Bernhard Basedow In Germany, Johann Bernhard Basedow (1724-1790) established the Philanthropinum at Dessau in 1774. Christian Gotthilf Salzmann Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi Friedrich Fröbel Johann Friedrich Herbart
The 21st Century Teaching and Learning Skills for Teachers and Students We have just finsihed working on our fourth ebook this year. The 21st Century Skills Teachers and Students Need is inspired by the popular post under the same title here in this blog.Since its publication last year, thousands of people have been reading it and so we decided to make an elaborate ebook where we can provide more information on this topic. As is the habit with each new ebook we publish, here is part of the introduction and you can scroll down to download and read the entire ebook. ......Digital era, information age, knowledge era are new terms that we start hearing recently because of this digital boom. Here is the table of content of this ebook to let you have an idea of what to expect to read. Use this Link to share the ebook ( ) Here is the ebook The 21st Century Skills Teachers and Students Need to Have -
John Dewey John Dewey (/ˈduːi/; October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. Dewey is one of the primary figures associated with the philosophy of pragmatism and is considered one of the fathers of functional psychology. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Dewey as the 93rd most cited psychologist of the 20th century. A well-known public intellectual, he was also a major voice of progressive education and liberalism. Although Dewey is known best for his publications about education, he also wrote about many other topics, including epistemology, metaphysics, aesthetics, art, logic, social theory, and ethics. He was a major educational reformer for the 20th century. The overriding theme of Dewey's works was his profound belief in democracy, be it in politics, education, or communication and journalism. Life and works Epistemology
The 21st century pedagogy teachers should be aware of Interpersonal learning , personalized learning, second life learning , 3d learning, collaborative learning and virtual learning , these are just some of the few buzz words you would be be reading so often in today’s educational literature. Things have changed , old methods and pedagogies are no longer relevant. The teacher-controlled learning where pre-constructed information is presented in a formal and standardized classroom settings becomes very obsolete. Advancements in technology and particularly social networking technologies are changing the whole educational framework . It is evident now that we are in front of two different versions of learner one is labeleed the the 20th century learning and the second is called the 21st century learning. To help you better understand the pillars of this pedagogy you need to watch this short video to see how different the 20th century teacher from the 21st century one. 20th century and 21st century teachers Collaborative team work.
How People Learn:: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition - Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice, National Research Council, Division The 21st Century Learning and Teaching Skills You should not Miss Digital media and internet are transforming the way our kids socialize and play; they are even changing the way they learn and participate civically. Many believe that this shift could possibly transform teaching and learning broadening, thus, the focus of literacy to include the digital element. Technology is not only revolutionizing education but it is also reconceptualizing the way this education is delivered. Here is how this reconceptualization process is taking place : Learning environments in the 20th century : Learning in the 20th century was basically taking place in a poor environment whose major players were : school, teachers, and parents. Learning in the 21st century : Now that technology has creeped into our life a new vision of learning emerged. In this new digital age students learn in rich and stimulating environments. Online communitiesSocial networksPeer learningMaking global connectionssmart and mobile devicesnetworking
Joëlle Milquet présente "l'école du 21e siècle": voici ce qui risque de changer dans l'enseignement Le conseil des ministres de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (FWB) a approuvé mercredi le processus visant à élaborer un pacte pour un enseignement d'excellence. Le document devrait être finalisé en avril 2016, selon le calendrier présenté par la ministre de l'Enseignement Joëlle Milquet. "Nous partons des acteurs plutôt que des structures", a-t-elle plusieurs fois souligné. Comme annoncé dans la Déclaration de politique communautaire, le gouvernement de la FWB a décidé de se doter d'un pacte en vue de renforcer la qualité de l'accompagnement et de la formation des différents acteurs de l'enseignement, en ce compris les élèves. L'exécutif a détaillé son projet à l'Athénée royal Gatti de Gamond à Bruxelles, mis en valeur pour le dispositif efficace d'accueil des nouveaux professeurs qu'il a instauré. "L'école du 21e siècle" Un cours de citoyenneté sera évoqué Des groupes de travail thématiques établiront ensuite différents plans d'actions.
Cool tools for schools Student information system A student information system (SIS) is a software application for education establishments to manage student data. Student Information Systems (often abbreviated as SIS systems) provide capabilities for entering student test and other assessment scores, build student schedules, track student attendance, and manage many other student-related data needs in a school. Diagram showing the importance and result of well thought out Student Data Management. The SIS is equivalent to an Enterprise Resource Planning or ERP system for a corporate customer. As such, many of the issues with ERP System Selection Methodology, implementation, and operation of an ERP system apply too. Functions These systems vary in size, scope and capability, from packages that are implemented in relatively small organizations to cover student records alone, to enterprise-wide solutions that aim to cover most aspects of running large multi-campus organizations with significant local responsibility. References