TED XII ELT CONFERENCE
21-22 MAY 2021
We are all familiar with the ‘4 Cs’ (creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration) generally seen as integral to effective 21st century learning. However, considering that we are already 20% of the way through the 21st century, maybe we now need to start thinking beyond the year 2099. Given the slow pace at which 21st learning is progressing, maybe we need to leap directly to the 22nd century! After all, it is perfectly possible (and a bit shocking!) that children currently studying in your school may well live to see the 22nd century.
At the moment, there is little agreement as to what 22nd century skills actually are. You are welcome then to interpret the theme however you wish and to give free rein to your imagination. Even though you will probably be retired by the year 2100, think about which 22nd (…or advanced 21st) century skills we can implement in our classrooms right now in 2021…