COURSE DESCRIPTION: Developing 21st century skills in the classroom: CRITICAL THINKING
Learn Essential 21st Century Skills
This course has been designed for 21st century classroom where teachers have the increasing need to develop crucial skills of today. Skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. Information and communication technology (ICT) has brought many changes when it comes to everyday life and we as educators need to keep up. Critical thinking has been identified as one of essential life skills that enables students to learn how to think rationally, clearly and most importantly – independently.
Introduce Critical Thinking Into Your Classroom
The focus of the course is on learning how to teach students to become analytical. To practice the ability to carefully examine information, interpret data and question evidence. Participants will be discussing ideas and exploring various case studies. Work in groups as a team and share examples of good practice. Problem solving is another crucial critical thinking skill that involves analyzing a problem and coming up with practical solutions through clarification, collaboration, evaluation and decision making.
Interest Students With Innovative Teaching Practices
Learn how to engage your students through interactive activities. Using innovation and active learning and create student-centered classroom with flipped classroom technique and blended learning. Boost your students’ imagination and creativity with practical storytelling techniques. Learn how to guide them to be open-minded in order to be able to put aside any assumptions, evaluate ideas without bias, and embrace different perspectives, be fair and inclusive. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to develop and deepen their professional and general competences. Use innovative teaching tools and techniques as well as facilitate classroom management, work better in a mixed ability classroom, and increase their students’ motivation.
LEARNING OUTCOMES – Participant is going to acquire the following competences:
-Develop vital 21st century teaching skills – the 4Cs of education – creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking
-Evaluate information through observation, interpretation and reflection
-Learn how to build games for the purpose of developing soft skills in students
-Learn about benefits of drama for improving communication skills which has proved to prevent bullying, early school leaving and enhancing motivation of our students
-Enhance collaborative problem solving, creative thinking, teamwork, decision making, motivation and hands-on learning
-Learn how to instantly digitize the classroom by applying frameworks and models that support effective implementation of ICT in the classroom
-Use Applications such as: Goosechase, Quizziz, Vita, PLickers and QR Codes
-Develop higher-level thinking, boosting their confidence and self-esteem
Grow and develop professionally in an international environment, network, build strong relationships with your colleagues from all over Europe. Enjoy outdoor classes and explore amazing culture and nature in Croatia’s beautiful city of Split!