21ST CENTURY SKILLS LEVEL OF TEACHER CANDIDATES

Irfan Sural

Abstract


The 21st century skills are a set of abilities that students need to develop in order to succeed in the information age. When most workers held jobs in industry, the key skills were knowing a trade, following directions, getting along with others, working hard, and being professional—efficient, prompt, honest, and fair. To hold information-age jobs, though, students also need to think deeply about issues, solve problems creatively, work in teams, communicate clearly in many media, learn ever-changing technologies, and deal with a flood of information. The rapid changes in our world require students to be flexible, to take the initiative and lead when necessary, and to produce something new and useful. This presentation intends to help the audience get an insight about (1) the current status of the teacher candidates in a typical faculty of education in Turkey about possessing the 21st Century Skills, and (2) to what extent the faculty of educations are helping the teachers candidates acquire these skills. 

 

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teacher candidates, 21st century skills, solution, information, creativity, media, collaboration

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