Our world is changing
•The information is instant
•It´s in our pockets!
Information, Information, Information
If teachers can only provide content, facts, dates, formulas, research, theories, stories …
Then our role in the lives of students is obsolete…
How do we teach students to handle these resources?
Because… they can’t…
•Get Critical information
• Synthesize information
Sir Ken Robinson
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Jobs – 21st Century
More than 500.000 jobs are not fulfilled in Europe.
Not the proper skills
By 2020 Europe could face a shortage of 900.000 Ict workers
Jobs – 21st Century
Many of the jobs we have today are new. In the 20th century they didn’t exist.
In the future there will be jobs that we haven’t yet dreamed about
Many of the our students will be engaged in a world so different from what we/they know today!
Our students will use techonologies that haven’t been invented yet!
We can be sure that it will constantly change!
The world is changing!
What are 21st century skills?
The 21st century skills are a set of abilities that students need to develop in order to succeed in their future.
21st century skills?
The 21st century learners
are not just consumers. They are creators and users.
are skilled communicators. They are used to communicate in a thoughful way
are more enganged
are more motivated
Make your classroom as dynamic and inovative as the world around us.
Key Capabilities for learners- 21st Century
Collaboration, community, team work
Interaction, noise, teacher as facilitator
eTwinning is about Education
• Exploring pedagogical methodologies such as project based and inquriy based learning.
•Exploring the potential of new activities, such as games, for example.
eTwinning is about Learning
• Intercultural learning.
• Authentic learning.
• Contextual learning.
• Personal learning.
• Making learning relevant.
eTwinning is about Skills and competency development
• Team working.
eTwinning is about People
• Shared professional development
•Support for educational ideas
•Exploring educational ideas together
•Teachers professional network
What’s in eTwinning for the Teachers?
A different way to deliver the curriculum
Natural way to use ICT in the classroom
Teachers are free to choose subject and method to carry out the project
Provides opportunity for professional cooperation with other teachers
An easy way into transnational collaboration
An opportunity to make new friends.
What’s in eTwinning for the Pupils?
The possibility of more authentic learning
Using ICT and developing digital literacy / abilities.
Richer curriculum experience
The non-ICT aspects: co-operation, planning, taking responsibility, making choices…
Develops a better understanding of cultures, habits, religions
The play ethic: because projects are usually stimulating, motivating and fun for the pupils & teachers
What’s in eTwinning for the School?
Easy-entry to the world of international projects
A level of built-in quality in the project because of the quality labels
Opportunity for personal professional development of teachers & school leaders
Greater visibility for the school- Parents are impressed
The opportunity to become part of a collaborative learning community
What does eTwinning bring?
Cultural and Digital awareness
Meaningful use of ICT
Use of languages