Contemporary Learning Concepts

What is meant by “contemporary learning” or “21st century skills?” How do these terms relate to what I should be teaching in my classroom or the goals I set for my own professional learning? These are just some of the questions that you might be asking when you hear someone referring to these terms. In this series of tutorials, we will explore how different models and frameworks have been built around the concepts behind contemporary learning. After viewing each of the tutorials, we hope you will be able to answer:

  • What are the common themes and concepts that tie all the models and frameworks together?
  • What is meant by “contemporary learning” or “21st century skills,” and why is knowing about them important?
  • What does the concept or skill look like in practice?
  • How can I make it work in my classroom?
In addition, you’ll be introduced to the tools and resources available on this site for furthering your own professional learning and transforming your own classroom.

Tutorial series by Philip K. Harmer

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