Effective Pedagogical Skills for a 21st Century Teacher: Reflections, Theories and Practices


Lawrence Meda – Associate Professor, Sharjah Education Academy, University City, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Series: Advancements in Learning and Instruction; Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU000000; EDU029040

In this ground-breaking and innovative collection, in-service teachers proved they can significantly contribute to the scientific body of knowledge by writing scholarly personal narratives about the dynamic and ever-changing 21st century teaching-environment. This collection offers a unique glimpse into academic writing and effective pedagogical practices which are suitable for teaching in the digital era. The book explored different themes related to effective teaching and students’ engagement. The main themes explored are collaboration in teacher education; innovative techno-pedagogical approaches; redefinition of pedagogy within a flipped classroom; innovative ways of applying TPACK in teaching science; improving students’ literacy skills using an adaptive tech tool; and the attainment of 21st century skills. Six of the seven chapters of the book were written by in-service teachers who were postgraduate diploma in education (PGDE) students and novel researchers. They received professional guidance to produce chapters which were double blind peer reviewed by experts in the field. In addition, chapters were critically read by an experienced professor of education who praised the initiative. Anyone interested in learning effective pedagogical strategies for the future is invited to read the robust and thought-provoking scholarly personal narratives contained in this collection.

Table of Contents


About the Editor

About the Authors

The Review Process

Glimpse of Chapters

Lawrence Meda

Chapter 1. Postgraduate Diploma in Education: A Collaboration in Teacher Education Between Finland and the UAE
Markus Talvio, Minna Saadé, and Lawrence Meda

Chapter 2. Going Wide Not Wild: Using Techno Pedagogical Approaches to Promote Learner-centered Teaching
Anne Mary Prinita John

Chapter 3. Using TPACK Framework to Explore Innovative Science Teaching in the UAE
Busayo Blessing Ajongbolo

Chapter 4. Redefining Pedagogy in a Flipped Classroom
Rawan Abdalla

Chapter 5. Improving Students’ Literacy Skills Using an Adaptive Tech Tool
Adeeba Waseem

Chapter 6. Using the Community of Inquiry Model to Evaluate Flipped Learning Classes Conducted During Teaching Practice
Nailya Shafikova

Chapter 7. Using the Social Constructivism Model to Attain Twenty-first Century Skills
Savita Gaikwad


List of Reviewers


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