This is a dynamic afternoon option of the Inspirational 21st Century Skills course and fits in well with any other chosen morning subject.
“21st Century Skills” are defined as the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to be competitive in the modern day. This popular course is to be taken as a part of the Inspirational 21st Century Skills course and will engage students through lessons and active workshops. The course aims to increase students confidence and make the student think about the 21st Century Skill Set needed to succeed in the 21st Century. Students will have lively debates with each other given set topics covering modules in the 21st Century syllabus.
Top academic tutors will teach about the 4 ‘C’s (the basic in 21st Century Skills) through action packed fun lessons / tutorials and workshops to provide students with 21st Century Skills.
Today every student whether he/she plans to go to University or enter a profession requires 21st Century Skills to succeed. We aim to support and create well-informed global citizens who understand interconnectedness, value diversity, and have the ability to take action in meaningful ways.
LITE Regal has prepared workshops and lessons that will develop students ability to embrace and learn about the 4 ‘C’s’:
Key subjects will include English, Reading or Language Arts, World Languages, Arts, Mathematics, Economics, Science, Geography, History, Government and Civics. Skill sets from any of the above will be introduced and discussed through interesting workshops.
The above key subjects will be introduced into any of the 3 skills:
Learning and Innovation Skills
Learning and innovation skills are what separates students who are prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in today’s world from those who are not. They include:
- Creativity and Innovation
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
- Collaboration Information
Media and Technology Skills
Today, we live in a technology and media-driven environment, marked by access to an abundance of information, rapid changes in technology tools and the ability to collaborate and make individual contributions on an unprecedented scale. Students must be able to exhibit a range of functional and critical thinking skills, such as:
- Information Literacy
- Media Literacy
- Communication ICT (Information, Communications, Technology)
- Collaboration Information
Literacy Life and Career Skills
Today’s students need to develop thinking skills, content knowledge, and social and emotional competencies to navigate complex life and work environments. 21st Century Literacy Life and Career Skills include:
- Flexibility and Adaptability
- Initiative and Self-Direction
- Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
- Productivity and Accountability
- Leadership and Responsibility
Examples of what to expect in 21st Century workshops
Students will review Academy Award for foreign films and research other international films awards. In small groups they research, select and preview an award winning foreign film and write a review of the film and whether the rest of the class should view the film.
Global Citizens: Communication and Cooperation in an Interconnected World
Through lectures and workshops we will discuss technology and how technology has impacted our lives eg The Rise of Social Media – How Facebook, Twitter etc. is necessary for global business.
Skill sets learned: cultural awareness, communication and interaction presentation, discussion and problem solving
Making Digital Connection: Networking, Email, Wikis Online Presentation
Students will be put into groups and be asked to develop and implement a viable communication, IT and social media campaign for a fictitious company. They will be asked to think about creating a “mobile app” that would help the business prosper.
Students will study a real organisation and how they use social media and IT and community campaigns for their business. A field trip to a major organisation eg “Google Campus” will reveal how organisations use social media to their advantage.
Community Problem Solving - How to Help the Local Community
Through class study and then workshops students are asked to create a non-profit organization that helps the needs of the community. Students will have to think about community projects that will enrich the lives of others. Students will then have to formulate their proposals and finally compete against each other for funding to make their community project viable. They will be required to produce and present their proposal to other classmates and teachers to enable the student to gain “presentation skills” and funding for the project.
Skills presented and learned
: collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, information literacy.
Creativity and Innovation
Students will read works of digital fiction at http://wetellstories.co.uk. Students will use one of the pieces as inspiration for a short work of their own.
Outcome: Demonstrate originality and inventiveness in work
Students collaborate with other students in the summer school to make a digital storytelling workbook.
Outcome: Demonstrate ability to work effectively in diverse teams.