Document Type

Article

Journal or Conference Title

Teacher Education Quarterly

ISSN

0737-5328

Volume

44

Issue

4

First Page

27

Last Page

50

Publication Date

Fall 2017

Department

Education

Abstract

Today’s youth face a rapidly changing world, requiring them to move beyond basic formulaic knowledge and skills. Current educational policy, such as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), represents a shift away from rote learning and memorization of facts to the development of the 21st-century skills of creativity: critical thinking; communication; collaboration; and information, media, and technology skills (IMTS). Business and political leaders also recognize the necessity in addressing these core competencies for the 21st-century landscape (Ravitch, 2010). For students to be competent in a global society, K–12 teachers need to develop, model, and assess the 21st-century skills in their students (National Governors Association Center for Best Practices [NGA] & Council of Chief State School Officers [CCSSO], 2010; Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2016; Rotherham & Willingham, 2009; Truesdell & Birch, 2013). As such, there is a call for teacher education programs to facilitate preservice teachers’ personal development of these skills as well as their application to educational settings (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, 2010; Michaels, Truesdell, & Brown, 2015).

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Publisher Statement

Originally published as Urbani, J., Roshandel, S., Michaels, R. Truesdell, E. ( 2017). Developing and Modeling 21st-Century Skills with Preservice Teachers. Teacher Education Quarterly, 44 (4). 27 - 50.

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