Es­tab­lish­ing good teach­ing

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Private & International School Guide -

To­day, any in­for­ma­tion re­quired is at one’s fin­ger­tips. How­ever, the skill nec­es­sary to be suc­cess­ful is not just know­ing the in­for­ma­tion but how best to find and use the in­for­ma­tion.

The role of tech­nol­ogy has changed dra­mat­i­cally as apps be­come more self-in­tu­itive and the need to pro­gramme less prom­i­nent.

Twenty-first cen­tury ed­u­ca­tion is about pre­par­ing stu­dents to be life­long learn­ers and global ci­ti­zens. In­di­vid­ual dif­fer­ences need to be em­braced and learnt from, and so­ci­ety needs to un­der­stand that ev­ery­one has some­thing to of­fer.

It’s no longer enough to know things. It’s even more im­por­tant to stay cu­ri­ous about find­ing out things.

It has been found now in North Amer­ica that up­wards of 50% of univer­sity stu­dents will change their study path­way through their pro­gramme, adults will have more than two ca­reers in their life­time, and pro­fes­sions that ex­ist now may be re­placed by vo­ca­tions that have yet to be con­ceived.

It is im­por­tant that stu­dents are ed­u­cated to adapt and suc­ceed in a world that is chang­ing so quickly.

Al­though 21st cen­tury ed­u­ca­tion sounds rel­a­tively new, it has in fact ex­isted since Ro­man times in a few class­rooms. Then, it was sim­ply called good teach­ing.

When look­ing for a school for your child, make sure the school values the re­la­tion­ship be­tween stu­dents and teach­ers.

It should en­cour­age stu­dents to ques­tion teach­ers so that they can su , it must inst .

nt al . zan, RAS

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 07-509 8750, email in­quiry@raf­fle­samer­i­ or visit www.raf­fles-amer­i­ my.

Stu­dents of Raf­fles Amer­i­can School are trained to be global ci­ti­zens.

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