21st century learning design: Course 8 - embedding 21CLD in practice


21CLD: Embedding into Practice takes a practical look at implementing 21st century skills and learning into your classroom, using 21CLD as a framework for lesson design. This course will provide you with practical activities where you can reflect on your practice and on the practice of other teachers. This self-reflection and observation ensures that you can continue to enhance your professional practice using ICT, in order to develop your students’ 21st century skills.

Learning objectives

To frame and answer the following questions:

  • How do you know that your students are developing 21st century skills?
  • How to use student work to find evidence of the 21st century skills?
  • What is the impact on classroom practice?
  • What do teachers think? (teacher testimonials)
  • What do teachers think? (student voice)


Module 1: Planning your 21CLD learning activities

Questions to think about:

  • What skills or competencies do you think are necessary for you to plan and design learning opportunities for your students to develop 21st century skills?
  • Describe the difference between being a passive consumer of ICT, an active user of ICT or a designer of an ICT product for an authentic audience

Module 2: Bringing it all together

Questions to think about:

  • What is a learning activity you are going to modify to incorporate 21st century skill practice for your students?
  • What is going to be easy to modify and why?
  • What will be more difficult and why?

Module 3: Embedding ICT into practice

Questions to think about:

  • Describe activities that are considered high level uses of ICT for students
  • What are some tools you can start incorporating into your lessons to promote collaboration amongst your students?




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