Concept by: Susan Gagliano. Creativity and Critical Thinking represent inseparable attitudes and abilities for innovation which, contrary to popular belief, CAN be learned, taught and implemented in any classroom. Communication and Collaboration are fundamental life skills that students can draw from in their everyday experiences at school and shape their ability to live, connect with others and work well in their future. This course aims to provide teachers with the knowledge, the know-how and the confidence to incorporate these stimulating skills into their curriculum and school environment. In a true learn-by-doing environment, course participants will gain greater knowledge about what these competencies entail and not only how to teach them, but first and foremost how to tap into their own ability to create, to think critically, to communicate effectively and to collaborate well with others.
How to Survive the 4th Industrial Revolution? Creativity & Critical Thinking
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Critical thinking, communication, creative thinking, and collaboration are vital in the workplace, at home, and in virtually every interaction your students will have. A good education is about preparing students to enter the world. Critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creative thinking serve students all day, every day. Consider a common dilemma: a fight with a spouse.
21st Century Skills: What Are They?
These skills and themes are not new to educators. We expect them to be a part of any good teaching practice. The challenge is to be more explicit in their inclusion in core content, incorporating real world problems to bring them into focus for students and drawing on digital tools and resources that can support them. Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts.
Students have to be encouraged to think outside of the proverbial box and learn it is OK to fail when breaking new ground and developing new ideas. Learning and Innovation Skills: Learning and innovation skills increasingly are being recognized as the skills that separate students who are prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in the 21st century, and those who are not. A focus on creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration is essential to prepare students for the future.