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Integrating 21st Century Skills in the Language Classroom
John Hughes

As language teachers we teach English and, increasingly, as educators we are also expected to develop our students' life skills, often referred to as 21st century skills. In this workshop we'll define what these skills are and consider whether they have relevance to English language teaching. In particular, we’ll try to apply certain 21st century skills to classroom activities and find out if developing these skills can enhance language learning. The session will include the opportunity for audience discussion and participation with an emphasis on practical ideas to use with your students tomorrow.



Explore!
Daniel Raven-Ellison

What does it mean to be a 21st century explorer? How can exploration be used to help us learn? In this thought-provoking talk Daniel Raven-Ellison will argue that it is essential that children have the opportunity to converge outdoor learning with digital technologies if we are to tackle some of the world's greatest challenges. A parent, educator, guerrilla geographer and National Geographic Emerging Explorer, you can expect big, bold and controversial thinking as well as grounded practical ideas that you can use in your classroom tomorrow.