26th and 27th June 2018
21ST CENTURY PEDAGOGY SKILLS
“Your workforce is your most valuable asset. The knowledge and skills they have represent the fuel that drives the engine of the organization.”
With the aim to equip all our educators with 21st Century teaching skills, the school Head Mistress Ms. Sumita Gupta conducted an enlightening and invigorating workshop on ‘Pedagogies for the 21st Century Educators’ on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 26th and June 27th 2018 at at DPS, Sector 102 A, Dwarka Expressway, Gurugram.
The informative session gave a deep insight into the new model of learning for the 21st Century that will enable innovative forms of learning that are needed to tackle complex global challenges. It was unanimously recognized that the ‘transmission’ or lecture model is highly ineffective for teaching
twenty-first century competencies and skills. The workshop helped the educators come to an agreement that learners need skills such as critical thinking and the ability to communicate effectively, innovate, and solve problems through negotiation and collaboration for holistic development.
Various pedagogies like: Personalised and Customized Learning, Project and Problem Based Learning, Collaborative and Communicative Learning, Engagement and Motivational Learning, Creative and Innovative Learning, Inter Disciplinary Learning, Technology based Learning, Learning from Real World Problems, Metacognitive Learning, Learning Without Borders, Research Based Learning and Flipped Learning , that would offer learners the best opportunities to acquire competencies and skills needed to successfully navigate through complex challenges, were discussed in detail.
Ms. Sumita Gupta stressed that educators have an extended role as mentors, mediators, facilitators, learning coordinators, assessors, and designers and compilers of learning tools. She encouraged her team to personalize and customize to reflect students’ individual needs and interests. She motivated the educators make their classrooms more open to diverse learning experiences.
The session completely supported the emergence of lifelong learning as the paradigm for the future.