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Introduction Introduction to the 21st century skills concept Why are 21 st century skills important for EFL teachers in Moldova? What teaching methods can be used to adjust Moldovan curricula to the 21 st century teaching and learning?
Introduction to the 21 st century skills concept
What skills do our students need to master in the 21 st century?
Which of these skills can you teach in school?
The average amount of information that is retained through that particular learning method
Lecture = 5%
Reading = 10%
Audiovisual = 20%
Demonstration = 30%
Discussion Group = 50%
Practice by doing = 75%
Teach others / immediate use of learning = 90%
Which skills are the most difficult to teach? Why?
An initiative of the US. Department of Education to create an overall vision of how 21 st century skills can be incorporated into K-12 and higher education .
The Framework for 21st Century Learning describes the skills, knowledge and expertise students must master to succeed in work and life. 21 st Century Skills Framework
Today’s education faces irrelevance unless we bridge the gap between how students live and how students learn.
Moldovan curricula tends to be too academic
The teaching materials and methodology are not updated on a regular basis
There is no specific centralized model for University professors to implement in their practices
Workforce Why are 21 st century skills important? “ The average person will change jobs nine times by the time he or she is 32.” Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Labor
The four “C”s: are a student’s ticket up the economic ladder in the 21st century Critical thinking and problem solving Communication Collaboration Creativity and innovation
learning skills Information and Communication Skills
Information and Media Literacy Skills
Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills
Problem Identification, Formulation and Solution
Creativity and Intellectual Curiosity
Critical Thinking and Systems Thinking
Interpersonal and Self-Direction Skills
Accountability and Adaptability
Interpersonal and Collaboration
21 st century tools core subjects 21 st century context 21 st century content assessment Element 2 : learning skills
21 st century tools Information and Communication Technologies, such as Computers, Networking and other Technologies Audio, Video, and Other Media and Multimedia Tools learning skills core subjects 21 st century context 21 st century content assessment Element 3 : 21 ST century tools
Emphasize 21 st Century Content Global Awareness
Use 21 st century skills to understand and address global issues
Collaboration with other cultures and languages
Financial, Economic and Business Literacy
Understanding the role of the economy all the way down to personal financial choices.
Ability to adapt with the nation’s economic environment using 21 st century skills
Knowing how to be an informed and participatory citizen.
Using 21 st century skills to responsibly exercise rights and responsibilities at local, state, national and global levels.
21 st century tools learning skills core subjects 21 st century context assessment Element 4 : 21 st century content