Introducing pre-service primary education teachers to the 21st century skills: changing schools as learning organizations by utilising digital games

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État de publication: Publiée (2015 )

Titre des actes: Proceedings of the European Distance and E - Learning Network 2015 Annual Conference

Éditeur: EDEN

Lieu: Athènes, Grèce

Intervalle de pages: 176-182

ISBN: 978-615-5511-06-6


Résumé: Primary education has not evolved significantly in the last decades. In fact, if one observes photos from 19th century and today’s classrooms, differences one expects to see do not exist. School buildings, classroom organization, curriculum and teacher-pupils interactions have evolved far more slowly than other organizations in our society. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and societal challenges changed in a much rapid pace than most of the elementary school system. ICT opens new opportunities but also introduces new lifelong learning challenges to the 21st century children (Lambropoulos & Romero, 2015). In this study we analyze the 21st century skills and competencies developed by pre-service primary education teachers in Québec (Canada) through an activity aiming to make them develop the 21st century skills through the integration of digital games in the classroom.