21st-century skills: Preparing APPLETS for THEIR Future
We espouse a variety of teaching models in order to produce students who can think critically, synthesise and transform, experiment and create. In short, we aim to equip our students for the 21st Century.
Numerous studies and reports have emerged over the past decade that seeks to identify the life, career, and learning skills that define the skills needed for success in the 21st-century world. Common skills across most of the studies include:
- critical thinking
- information management
- effective use of technology
- career and life skills
- cultural and global awareness
Apple Global School prepares its Applets to be creative thinkers and problem solvers and to acquire the skills necessary to function effectively in society and in the workplace. Indeed, with technology, today’s classroom transcends physical walls and reaches around the globe.
Our instructions are planned with an understanding of the “digital natives” (present generation of students) who have grown up in the Digital Age and who expect the learning to be interactive, engaging and up-to-date. Instruction that meets the needs of today’s students, incorporate-
- A variety of learning opportunities and activities
- The use of appropriate technology tools to accomplish learning goals
- Project- and problem-based learning
- Cross-curricular connections
- A focus on inquiry and the student-led investigations
- Collaborative learning environments, both within and beyond the classroom
- High levels of visualization and the use of visuals to increase understanding
- Frequent, formative assessments including the use of self-assessment.
The keys to integrating 21st-century skills into the classroom are application, connections and participation. To prepare students for their future lives and careers, they need to wrestle with real-life problems that are engaging and relevant.
The role of teachers in a 21st-century classroom has shifted from that of the “expert” to that of the “facilitator.” The focus for instruction shifts from “knowing” to being able to use and apply information in relevant ways. Students who are being prepared for the 21st century will be involved in “continuous cycles of learning” that lead to a deeper understanding of the subject area content and that develop the critical skills for meeting the challenges of the future.
We, one of the Best CBSE Schools in Ahmadabad,believe that “Education is an overall development of a child” which can be acquired through a blend of Traditional and Modern Teaching-Learning processes.