21st century learning design: Course 1 - introducing 21CLD


This course provides a rationale for the need to develop 21st century skills among our students. It presents the key 21st century skills of; collaboration, knowledge construction, self-regulation, problem-solving and innovation, information and communications technology (ICT) for learning, skilled communication. It explores what learning looks like in the 21st century and how innovative teaching practices can support student learning to develop these skills.

Learning objectives

To frame and answer the below questions:

  • Innovative teaching and learning: what is "innovative teaching practice"?
  • What are the characteristics of a “21st century educator”?
  • What are the characteristics of a “21st century learner”?
  • What school and system factors most support innovative teaching practices?


Module 1: What does learning look like in the 21st Century?

Module 2: Are our learning environments suitable for living and working in the 21st century?

Module 3: What are 21st century skills?

Module 4: Introduction to the 21CLD framework




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