challenges of a 21st-century education
Five Prominent Challenges Faced by Teachers in 21 st Century
Personalisation: teachers must make a clear identification of learning styles through real-time observation, and assessments – psychological and general. Right assessment, followed by planning and prioritizing learning plans, would simplify personalisation, and guarantee effective implementation.
Making the Right Use of Technology: Plan your strategy well in advance. Have a clear picture of your goals for the year, and decide which form of digitalisation may best meet student needs. Take the help of EdTech platforms to make your job easier, and to get a precise picture of your students’ profiles and relevant approaches.
Classroom Management: Effective classroom management requires patience, planning, and perspective. Do not brush off your students’ views and opinions. Make them feel heard and understood. Notice and appreciate good behaviour, and confront bad behaviour respectfully. Create a friendly, open environment in the classroom. Students tend to learn better when the classroom culture doesn’t intimidate them.
Curriculum: Create a curriculum, in collaboration with students and their learning plans. Regularly review its effectiveness and update if necessary, to meet the learning needs of students.
Global Awareness: Use creative approaches such as literature, language, arts, food, culture and travel to instil global awareness. Have regular discussions over current events and news updates. Cultivate awareness, empathy, and fairness, through conversations and examples.
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