Integration of Technology for the Development of 21st Century Skills in Teachers By Dr. Shipra Srivastava


In the 21st century, with the change in education system the role of teachers has not only changed but keep on changing from an instructor who pours the knowledge in the mind of learners, teachers have become a constructor, facilitator & creator of learning environment who guides and assist the learners in construction of own knowledge. This changed scenario of teaching and learning has necessitated the incorporation of 21st century skills in the teachers and their pedagogy deliberately with proper strategy. These skills facilitate psychosocial abilities, which may enable them to inculcate strong interpersonal skills, effective communication skill, self-awareness, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities for effective confrontation of conflicts and cope up with stressful situations and emotions. Technology can be a powerful tool for enhancing 21st-century skills in teacher. A teacher with digital literacy skills can help pupils develop scientific temper, critical thinking, and creativity to become lifelong learners and innovators. Together with learning for life and learning through life, they must respect lifelong learning. Teachers must get continuous training and retraining in order to fulfill their roles with greater significance and efficacy. This paper tries to explore that how technology can be used to foster the development of these skills.

Keywords: 21st century skills, technology, professional development, teachers

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