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ERIC Number: EJ1149146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Smart Social Networking: 21st Century Teaching and Learning Skills
Boholano, Helen B.
Research in Pedagogy, v7 n1 p21-29 2017
Education in the 21st century highlights globalization and internationalization. Pre-service teachers in the 21st century are technology savvy. To effectively engage and teach generation Z students, preservice teachers will help the educational system meet this requirement. The educational systems must be outfitted with a prerequisite of ICT resources both hardware and software, and curricula must be designed to promote a collaborative learner-centered environment to which students will relate and respond. This study determines the 21st century skills possessed by the pre-service teachers in terms of social networking. Pre-service teachers use computers in very advanced ways, but educators must remember that they still need guidance to use technology safely and effectively. Through social media the pre-service teachers can use a multitude of applications, including Web 2.0, for their projects. Smart social networking requires critical-thinking skills and the ability to integrate and evaluate real-world scenarios and authentic learning skills for validation.
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Media, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Critical Thinking, Relevance (Education), Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Questionnaires, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries
Preschool Teacher Training College "Mihailo Palov" and Serbian Academy of Education in Belgrade. Omladinski Trg 1, Vrsac, 26300 Serbia. Tel: +381-832517; Fax: +381-832517; Web site: http://research.rs
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines