Education Skills for 21st Century Teachers

Voices From a Global Online Educators’ Forum

  • Ian G. Kennedy
  • Gloria Latham
  • Hélia Jacinto

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Ian G. Kennedy, Gloria Latham, Hélia Jacinto
    Pages 1-4
  3. Ian G. Kennedy, Gloria Latham, Hélia Jacinto
    Pages 5-9
  4. Ian G. Kennedy, Gloria Latham, Hélia Jacinto
    Pages 11-20
  5. Ian G. Kennedy, Gloria Latham, Helia Jacinto
    Pages 21-77
  6. Ian G. Kennedy, Gloria Latham, Hélia Jacinto
    Pages 79-90
  7. Ian G. Kennedy, Gloria Latham, Hélia Jacinto
    Pages 91-95
  8. Ian G. Kennedy, Gloria Latham, Helia Jacinto
    Pages 97-103
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 105-114

About this book

Introduction

This monograph presents the current views, challenges and future needs of educators from a global online exchange where educators and researchers discuss the 21st century skills needed by students and teachers. The three editors, who participated in the global online research discussion group, also assumed the role of authors to summarise, analyse and celebrate the myriad of ideas generated in a topic thread that had well over a thousand responses from 26 countries. Through Comparative Analysis they then compared the posters’ ideas to some current big thinkers in education. This text promotes teachers’ voices from diverse disciplines and sectors who are united in their desire for purposeful and radical change in how teaching is carried out and what is taught. The text advocates shifting power away from government control and standardisation towards empowering teachers to guide and further develop the unique talents of diverse individuals.

Keywords

21st century skills Creative problem-solving Digital literacy Educational change Efficacy Global education Holistic learning Lifelong learning Metacognitive skills Non-invasive education Participatory learning Professional development Teaching and learning

Authors and affiliations

  • Ian G. Kennedy
    • 1
  • Gloria Latham
    • 2
  • Hélia Jacinto
    • 3
  1. 1.University of the Witwatersrand (ret.)JohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.University of LisbonLisbonPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22608-8
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22607-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22608-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1921
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-193X
  • About this book