Preparing and Supporting Teachers in the Asia‑Pacific to Meet the Challenges of Twenty-first Century Learning: Regional Synthesis Report

Preparing and Supporting Teachers in the Asia‑Pacific to Meet the Challenges of Twenty-first Century Learning: Regional Synthesis Report

The changes brought about by globalization and diversification of societies, have intensified the need to raise the level of efforts to foster transversal competencies (or 21st century), and the new role of teachers is seen as critical to developing them. This recent study by UNESCO-Bangkok shows that in general, majority of teachers are moderately confident in their ability to support the learning of these competencies and they recognize the inherent value of teaching them to their students. However, there is an urgent need for different levels and types of support for teachers to ensure that they are better prepared to facilitate the learning of transversal competencies in the classrooms.This report, prepared by Asia-Pacific Education Research Institutes Network (ERI-Net), is the third and final in a series of in-depth studies on transversal competencies. It compiled the findings of ten case studies from nine countries (Australia, China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Thailand and Viet Nam) with focus on teachers’ preparation and support in regard to meeting the challenges of 21st century learning.

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Preparing and Supporting Teachers in the Asia‑Pacific to Meet the Challenges of Twenty-first Century Learning: Regional Synthesis Report [ERI‑Net Asia‑Pacific Regional Policy Series - 2015 ERI‑Net Regional Study on Transversal Competencies in Education Policy and Practice (Phase III)]
Bangkok: UNESCO Bangkok, 2016, 99 p.

ISBN: 978-92-9223-570-3

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