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Indicator 4.3: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
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Teaching and learning in the 21st Century is collaborative, innovative and creative within a global context.

At the school:
  • A global perspective is developed and presented across content areas through inquiry based co-learning.
  • Teaching and learning includes critical thinking, problem solving, communication and collaboration.
  • Students are connected and challenged beyond the world of the school, using a variety of learning technologies.
  • Effective pedagogy is supported by diverse technologies.
  • A digital environment is an integral part of professional practice, learning and leadership.
  • District policy for the safe, legal and ethical use of information and communication technology is implemented and monitored.
  • School planning and professional practice align with evolving district and provincial priorities, focusing on 21st century teaching and learning and science and innovation.
In the classroom:
  • Higher order thinking skills are consistently integrated across disciplines.
  • A personal and local perspective is cultivated so that each student can make relevant links to the curriculum.
  • Tasks and assessments require students to apply knowledge, think critically, and analyse and synthesize in new situations and contexts.
  • Instruction includes how to access and evaluate the reliability, validity and credibility of resources.
  • Instruction includes how to connect with others and to create e-communities.
  • Instruction includes the ethical/legal use of information communications technologies.
Students:
  • Have access to and select appropriate technologies based on the task.
  • Use technologies to construct knowledge and document their learning.
  • Integrate, synthesize and apply content knowledge learning in novel situations with growing independence.
  • Demonstrate resilience and persistence when faced with challenges.
  • Work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams.
  • Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information technologies.
  • Assume leadership roles when working on authentic problems/projects and incorporate the use of relevant data, tools and experts in and beyond the classroom.
  • Access, critically evaluate and use texts, including digital content.

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