21st Century Teaching and Learning Critical Thinking Foundation Phase
To understand what 21st Century teaching and learning is all about we need to consider this quote below:
‘We must finally admit that process is the content. If we want students to develop certain behavioural characteristics, taking a critical stance with their work, inquiring, thinking flexibly, learning from another person’s perspective, then we should start with these attributes and focus the entire curriculum on achieving them. The core of our curriculum must focus on such processes as learning to learn, knowledge production, meta-cognition, transference, decision-making, creativity and group problem solving. These are the subject matters of instruction.’
(Costa, Arthur L, and Bena Kallick. Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind: 16 Essential Characteristics for Success. Alexandria, Va: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2008.)
This video ‘Did you Know 2019?’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTM06NZOyDQ gives us a summary of how quickly the world is changing and how much information is being produced every second of the day. Do we as teachers know what this means or how to develop the some of the skills needed for the 21st century workplace?
Who should be doing this course?
Foundation phase teachers who want to develop critical thinking in children from Grade R to 3.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- understand 21st Century Teaching and Learning
- understand the need to change the way we teach
- to develop the skill of Critical Thinking in young learners
- understand how to use Blooms Taxonomy to develop higher order thinking
- learn how to teach children what it means to analyse, classify etc. in practical terms and then to implement these skills in the classroom
- assess children’s ability in a variety of different critical thinking skills.
How your final mark is calculated?
Your course is mark is calculated using the average mark achieved in each of the quizzes. In order to pass this course, you must achieve a final course mark of at least 70%. This means that even if you fail a few of the quizzes, if your marks in the other quizzes are high enough you will still be able to pass the course. Good Luck!
- Lectures 7
- Quizzes 19
- Duration 10 week
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self
Chapter 1: 21st Century Teaching and Learning
Chapter 2: An Introduction to Thinking Skills
CHAPTER 3: Information Processing Skills
Chapter 4: Reasoning Skills
Chapter 5: Enquiry Skills
Chapter 6: Evaluation Skills