Infusing 21st Century Competencies into the Curriculum: A School-Level, Multi-Disciplinary Perspective
Tze Yong Tan, Siew Yee Lim, Chin Pang Tham, Deepa Patel, Linda Shear
This study sharing the findings of a school-wide approach to
infusing 21th Century Competencies into various subjects in the
Instructional Program. Each team of teachers designed its own
action research study to investigate questions that were relevant
and meaningful for their respective content area.
Through these studies, a cross-study analysis was conducted to
explore how innovative teaching could support students in
developing 21th Century Competencies. At the same time the
ways in which pedagogical approaches such as inquiry-based
learning and place-based learning support innovative teaching
was also investigated.
Through this analysis, it was found that innovative lessons do
provide students with meaningful opportunities to develop 21th
Century Competencies. Both students and teachers also reported
that innovative teaching methods had resulted in lessons being
more student-driven and students were motivated to find out
more about the subject area.