21st century classroom

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Technology is radically transforming the way education is delivered and part of this transformation is taking place right inside our classrooms. From the ancient one-room school to the 20th century classroom where we have been taught, the classroom, as a pedagogical concept, has never witnessed such a transformational revolution as is the case now with the uptake of digital technology.


  • 1. Teachers are facilitato rs Curriculu m must become more relevantTeaching strategies are not effectiveDevelope higher order thinking skillsInterdiscip linary nature

2. 20th century Education21st century EducationClassroom presentations and materials are typically developed in advance outside of class with teachers as primary developers.Classroom presentations and materials are developed dynamically both inside and outside of class with students as co developers or as primary developers.Classroom activity often focuses on the teacher as presenter and the students as audience.Classroom activity focuses on students as participants and agents and the teacher as guide or mentor.Classroom expositionemphasizesClassroom activity emphasizes discovery and applicationThe classroom is the primary site of access to course contentAccess to course content is augmented by electronic sources and mediaStudents and teachers have access to one another primarily in the classroomIn addition to classroom access students and teachers have access to one another via virtual meansDiscrete disciplinary boundaries are preservedInterdisciplinary encouragedactivityconnectionsare 3. Student centred, not teacher centred Learning by doingFacilitators of learningCollaborate with othersWeb 2.0, applications 4. Interactive demonstration boards Access via the Internet Pens that record audio and data Desktop and mobile devices Web-based applications 5. Thinking and problemsolving skillsInformation and communications skills