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Chapitre de livre


État de publication: Publiée (2019 )

Titre du livre: Teacher development in an e-learning age: A policy and planning guide

Éditeur: Les Éditions UNESCO

Lieu: Paris, France


Intervalle de pages: 1-21


Résumé: The Education for All 2015 target (UNESCO, 2000) is pushing teacher education and professional development to the forefront for developing and developed countries. Countries are developing policy statements that emphasize 21st century knowledge and skills (UNESCO, 1996). These skills include: technology knowledge and skills, higher-order thinking skills, problem solving, communication (reading, writing and multimedia), collaboration skills, and most importantly, working with knowledge (e.g., Senge, 2000). Teachers must adapt their teaching strategies to ensure that the education of all students prepares them to become knowledge workers or take on other complex roles in a technological world. They must ensure that students learn how to work collaboratively to improve their community. Teaching challenging content to learners of diverse backgrounds in a globalised world requires teachers who can create powerful learning situations using new tools, media, and virtual environments. Thus, there is an increasing worldwide focus on lifelong teacher learning, driven by the increasing impact of technology and an escalating pace of change in much of society.

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