21st century Education, Skills and Syllabus.

This workshop aims to create the base and mark the horizon towards which we must direct all the work to be done in the next 2 years.
Make teachers understand that new active methodologies are necessary to achieve the skills that our students must develop for a better professional and academic future into the 21st century society is the coding of possibility that the rest of workshops, both students as teachers, can be successful and have good results.


1. Think about the skills and characteristics that as teachers of the 21st century we must develop, and the skills and abilities that we must help our students to acquire.

2. Reflect on a correct introduction of the competences and capacities of the 21st century in the didactic programs and syllabus.

– Adil Tugyan (Project coordinator and teacher of secondary and high school: Turkey)
– Sabban Kilic (Head of secondary school: Turkey)
– Gregorio Bartolomé (Director: Spain)
– Lourdes Cardenal (Project Coordinator and High School and High School Teacher: Spain)
– Álvaro Guerrero (Elementary teacher: Spain)

Exhibitions and videos prepared by the Turkish center that served as a basis for provoking reflection, joint inquiry and constructive debate. Team work.

During the first sessions we analyzed the rapid change that has occurred in traditional teaching methods and extracted the consequences that this transformation has on teaching and students.

The capacities of the XXI Century were then studied in an intensive and detailed manner.

Reflecting on all of them and integrating them as objectives of our programs, as well as thinking about the activities and techniques that will allow students to acquire them in the most efficient way possible, were the final goals of this workshop.

What are 21st century skills?

The 21st century skills are a set of abilities that students need to develop in order to succeed in the information age. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills lists three types:

Learning Skills

Critical Thinking

Creative Thinking



Literacy Skills

Information Literacy

Media Literacy

Technology Literacy

Life Skills


Initiative Social Skills



21st Century Standards

  • Focus on 21st century skills, content knowledge and expertise.
  • Build understanding across and among academic subjects as well as 21st century interdisciplinary themes
  • Emphasize deep understanding rather than shallow knowledge
  • Engage students with the real world data, tools, and experts they will encounter in college, on the job, and in life–students learn best when actively engaged in solving meaningful problems
  • Allow for multiple measures of mastery
Characteristics of 21st Century
21st Century Teacher
21st Century Classrooms
21st Century Learner
Assessment of 21st Century Skills
  • Support a balance of assessments, including high-quality standardized testing along with effective classroom formative and summative assessments
  • Emphasize useful feedback on student performance that is embedded into everyday learning
  • Require a balance of technology-enhanced, formative and summative assessments that measure student mastery of 21st century skills
  • Enable development of portfolios of student work that demonstrate mastery of 21st century skills to educators and prospective employers
  • Enable a balanced portfolio of measures to assess the educational system’s effectiveness at reaching high levels of student competency in 21st century skills

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