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LONG LEARN TEACHER SKILLS FOR THE 21st Century

Every profession must adapt and attune itself to the times and place in which it operates. Teaching is no exception. New research on learning motivations and styles, new approaches to teaching, new learning technologies, new and wider obligations and opportunities – all impact on the new skill set for 21st century teachers. This chart captures most of them.

Don’t tell me WHAT to think, teach me HOW to think!’               
(A child’s plea)

 

Leadership Skills

Create the habit of learning in people through a thorough knowledge of how people learn and their individual learning styles
Technology Skills
Optimise the use of open and distance learning technologies to make the best use of their power to create interactive feedback between the learner and the learning programme(s)
Classroom Management Skills
Understand how to organise classrooms into hives of active personal learning using all the human resources available from parents and the community
Networking Skills

Network learners with other learners on a local, national and International basis and develop all the ways of using communications technology to stimulate innovative learning

Negotiating Skills
Support learning by developing and exploiting partnerships between  Industry, schools, higher and further education, local Government and the informal education system
Counselling Skills
Empower each learner by helping to set and monitor personal goals through personal learning plans, mentoring techniques and individualised learning modules
Research Skills
Lift the vision of students by involving them in audits, surveys and studies which enhance their appreciation of the world around them and the value of critical analysis
Resource Discovery skills
Link the results to learning opportunities locally, nationally and internationally and make use of all funding sources
Resource Management Skills
Organise information programmes and schemes to mobilise the skills and talents of the whole community for education and learning
Self-Improvement Skills
Respond to the new lifelong learning world by continuously updating skills and competencies
Inspirational Skills
Stimulate learning into an enjoyable and creative experience through a thorough knowledge of the psychology of learning motivation and how to overcome barriers to learning confidence.
Equally at home in Industry, Schools, Adult Education, Universities and all parts of education and social systems
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From the Sage on the Stage

 

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To the Guide at the Side

   

The initial letters suggest the new role of teachers. If tomorrow’s teachers are to develop these new skills, there will be a need for a radically new strategy and outlook in the training colleges and universities and the government of the day

LEARN MORE FROM:

‘Learning Cities, Learning Regions, Learning Communities’ chapters 1, 2, 5, 6 and 9

‘Lifelong Learning in Action’ Part 2

Active Learning Sessions 1.6, 2.6, 5.5 to 5.9, 6.2, 6.5, 7.4, 7.5, 8.4 and 9.4