"The rate of change in technology and in society is so rapid that to prepare young people to live, work and be successful in the 21st century, they will need the ability to think both creatively and critically, problem-solve and work collaboratively. Students are always at the centre of every decision we make about their education. "
21st century skills for Australian students
Students in 5/6W are well on their way to being 21st century learners. They are the most co-operative and creative group of students I have had the pleasure to teach. They work as groups to problem solve and show both flexibility and Initiative when working together.
In my classroom, my students play an active role in their learning and I am there to guide them in the right direction. I help my students think critically and learn by doing as they discover and master new concepts. My classroom environment put students’ needs, abilities and learning styles are at the fore front of everything that happens.
Students are encouraged to actively participate in their own learning, and as a result they are becoming responsible for their learning. My students not only encourage each other, but also work with myself to achieve academic and behavioural goals that they themselves have helped establish.
Learning through collaboration is one of the most effective forms of learning. Learning in groups enhances the scope of learning and develops critical thinking.
Technology plays a huge role in developing all of these characteristics for my classroom, where iPads and collaborative apps are at the forefront.
Next term Google Apps. Can't wait!
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