Embedding 21st Century Skills in Pre-service Teacher Training: A Case Study from the Maldives

Manik, Moosa Mohamed and Qasim, Mizna and Shareef, Ali Fawaz (2014) Embedding 21st Century Skills in Pre-service Teacher Training: A Case Study from the Maldives. In: PDE Professional Development in Education Conference 2014, 11-12 Juni 2014, Park Hotel Bandung.

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Abstract

The new curriculum framework of the Maldives attempts to incorporate competencies that are closely linked with 21st century skills. However, one of the major challenges is training teachers who will deliver the new curricula. This case study describes how the Faculty of Educational Studies of Villa College designed its preservice teacher training programme in primary teaching to incorporate 21st century skills and outlines the challenges that are being faced by the faculty during its implementation. One of the major challenges identified was the difficulty student-teachers had in applying the newly learnt skills to varying school cultures during their teaching practicum. Focus group interviews involving faculty staff suggests that organizational cultures within attached schools play a critical role in the process and that training providers need to focus on this in developing the training framework. In addition, the study finds that lecturers’ awareness of 21st century skills, especially the knowledge and skills in the integration of ICT, is a constraint in the training process and therefore, requires special attention. Furthermore, shortcomings in programme orientation for staff are raised and the challenge of meeting the requirements of the diploma exit is noted.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information (ID): Embedding 21st Century Skills in Pre-service Teacher Training.pdf
Uncontrolled Keywords: 21st Century Skills, Teacher Training, Primary Teaching, Pre-service, School Culture, Maldives, TPACK
Subjects: 300 Social Science > 370-379 Education (Pendidikan) > 371.144 Evaluation Of Teacher (Evaluasi Guru)
Divisions: Prosiding Seminar > PDE 2014
Depositing User: Praba UT
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2016 01:49
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2016 01:49
URI: http://repository.ut.ac.id/id/eprint/5104

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