THE INTEGRATION OF 21st CENTURY LEARNING AND INNOVATION SKILLS IN EFL CLASSROOMS

Muhammad Guntar(1*)


(1) Universitas Negeri Medan
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


In this decade, students are equipped for a life that is becoming more complicated and global workforce with learning and innovation skills, namely critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication. Students are encouraged to engage in the learning process so that they can be more prepared to compete in the globalized world. The aims of the research are to investigate the 21st century learning and innovation skills which are integrated in EFL classes in senior high schools and to describe how learning and innovation skills are incorporated in the classes. The research method used is descriptive qualitative. Two English teachers who taught at the senior high school level in the province of Jambi participated in the study. Data collection techniques are class observations in the form of video recording and then the data are analysed based on the P21 Framework for 21st Century Learning (2015). After analysing the data, the results showed that the integration of learning and innovation skills including creativity, communication, critical thinking, and also collaboration in English language learning in senior high school is all implemented. Teaching learning activities were aimed to help students to think critically, to be creative, collaborate with others as well as communicate effectively in the EFL classrooms. 


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21st century; EFL classroom; learning and innovation skills; P21 Framework

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