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21st century skills for EFL teachers from Moldova

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  • (Dave) Every Student Deserves …First Class Knowledge And World Class Skills The future won’t wait --- we should be integrating knowledge and skills, in every classroom, for every student   We are losing too many opportunities to prepare our students to succeed in the 21 st century - the rest of the world is passing us by. Our students are not performing as well as their international peers on global assessments like TIMMS and PISA.   Parents and kids are waiting for us to come to a consensus and work together.   The P21 framework describes the knowledge and skills EVERY child needs in the 21 st century. It is based on mastery of core academic subjects Also asks: are students good communicators? Collaborators? Critical thinkers? Financially literate and civically engaged?
  • (Dave) These skills are crucial for every student. Even entry-level jobs require these skills – the days of rote skills and routine jobs are over.
  • (Dave) These are the skills that are most aligned with AASL’s mission and AASL has been a great champion of these skills within P21 (Julie Walker is P21 board member). As she would say - the importance of information literacy in the P21 framework cannot be overstated—students must be able to access, evaluate, use and manage information effectively. This is a basic requirement for success in the 21 st century.
  • (Dave) Everyone has a story to tell about a student, a son or daughter or an employee who needs to refine this skill set. Self direction is one that we often hear about from the business community. In a flat world, organizations are becoming leaner. We hear: “if someone needs to be managed, we can’t use them.” Today’s employers expect even entry-level employees to be self-starters, to take the initiative and be productive and accountable with their work without too much hand-holding. Citizens today, too, need to be flexible. The rapid pace of change – whether it’s technology, or the culture – requires adaptability.
  • (Dave) No skills implementation can be successful without developing core academic subject knowledge and understanding among all students. For this reason, core academic subjects are a bedrock component of the MILE Guide Self-Assessment Tool. All 21st century skills can and should be taught in the context of core academic subjects. In addition, core subjects can and should be taught in ways that support the themes of global awareness, financial literacy, civic literacy, health literacy & environmental literacy.

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  • LEARNING FOR THE 21 st CENTURY A Guide for EFL Teachers in Moldova Daniela Munca, PhD APLE 2011
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  • What do Moldovan consumers appreciate more?
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    • "APPRECIATION OF THE CONSUMERS“ 2010
    • Patrimony of the Republic
    •   "DEBUT OF THE YEAR“
    • "REPUTATION AND TRUST“
    • "REBRANDING"
    • "APPRECIATION OF THE CONSUMERS“ 2010
    • Patrimony of the Republic
    •   "DEBUT OF THE YEAR“
    • "REPUTATION AND TRUST“
    • "REBRANDING"
  • How to promote Zorile ?
  • How do you evaluate the following advertising campaigns?
    • Compania Zorile lansează pentru tine un concurs neobişnuit! Tot ce trebuie să faci, e să trimiţi la adresa electronică [email_address]  o fotografie cît mai interesantă cu încălţăminte. 
    • What will do the Moldavian people if they get 500,000 EURO over night?
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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
  • What are 21 st century skills?
  • 21 st Century Skills Framework
    • Learning & Innovation Skills
    • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
    • Creativity & Innovation
    • Communication & Collaboration
  • 21 st Century Skills Framework
    • Information, Media &
    • Technology Skills
    • Information Literacy
    • Media Literacy
    • ICT (Information, Communications & Technology) Literacy
  • 21 st Century Skills Framework
    • Life & Career Skills
    • Flexibility & Adaptability
    • Initiative & Self-Direction
    • Social & Cross-Cultural Skills
    • Productivity & Accountability
    • Leadership & Responsibility
  • 21 st Century Skills Framework
    • Core Subjects
    • Economics
    • English
    • Government
    • Arts
    • History
    • Geography
    • Reading or Language
    • Arts
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • World Languages
    • Civics
    • 21 st Century Themes
    • Global Awareness
    • Financial, Economic,
    • Business &
    • Entrepreneurship Literacy
    • Civic Literacy
    • Health Literacy
    • Environmental Literacy
  • Why are 21 st century skills important for Moldovan students?
  • Why are 21 st century skills important?
    • 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
    • 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
    • Self-Direction
    • Accountability and Adaptability
    • Social Responsibility
    • 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
    Civic Literacy
    • 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
  • Emphasize 21 st Century Context
    • Make content relevant to students lives
    • Take the students out to the world
    • Bring the world into the classroom
    • Creating opportunities for students to interact with each other, with teachers and with other knowledgeable adults in authentic learning experiences
    21 st century tools learning skills core subjects 21 st century content assessment Element 5 : 21 st century context
  • 5 Teaching Tools for Moldovan EFL Teachers
  • Tool 1 : Use Real Examples: Study Cases Magenta Consulting
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    • What kind of dreams the Moldavians have: colored or black- and- white?
    • Find out what will do the Moldavian people if they get 500,000 EURO over night  .
    • Find out who are the happiest employers from urban area  
    • The top of the most preferred topics by Moldavians in mass media  
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    • unique, powerful and immediate resource for teachers and students of Business Studies
    • constructed around a key element of the business studies curriculum.
    • uses real information from the sponsoring companies
    • helps students engage and learn
    • lesson plans and worksheets
    • Learning PowerPoint summaries of the studies
    • MP3 podcasts of the studies
    • quizzes, crosswords and word searches to make learning fun
  • The Times 100 is useful because:
    • It is produced by and with teachers to ensure it is focused on the Business Studies curriculum
    • the companies who take part understand the value to students of real examples of business practice
    • the material is presented in different formats designed to enable all students to make best use of the material - from the printed page, to pdf downloads, to the new MP3 podcasts.
  • For students
    • revision quizzes,
    • topical news alerts based on companies making business headlines,
    • background information on the companies who are participating,
    • and a glossary of business terms.
  • Tool 2 : Create Web Quests Products of Moldova
  • WebQuest is …
    • an inquiry-oriented lesson format
    • most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web
    • a simple word processing document that includes links to websites
  • Guess the Company / Service / Product
    • 1. “11 ani construim fericirea”
    • 2. “Acum si in Moldova”
    • 3. «Wine. Culture and Leisure Resort»
    • 4. “Tot ce-I sic in Chisinau”
    • 5. “Placerea nu are cuvinte”
    • 6. “E natural ca-ti place!”
    • 7. „Te face gospodar!”
    • 8. “In armonie cu natura – Cu dragoste …”
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  • Tool 3 : Create Real World Tasks IONEL marketing campaign task
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  • Tool 4 : Invite Experts from local or international companies
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  • Tool 5 : Participate in International Projects Business for Youth
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  • Tool 6 : Be Active on Facebook
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  • 21 st Century Skills for Moldovan Universities Daniela Munca [email_address]