This study explores the differences in the 21st century teaching and learning skills practices among generational groups of teachers in the District of Indang, Cavite. It was conducted to find out if there is any significant difference in the perceptions between and among generational groups of teachers in terms of their overall application of 21st century teaching and learning skills. Included in this study are eight key components commonly referred to by experts and practitioners in the field, namely: critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity and innovation, self-direction, global connections, local connections, and the use of technology. Results revealed significant differences between the Boomers (1946-1964) and the Generation Y (1981-1995) teacher-respondents in terms of their overall 21st century teaching and learning skills, particularly in their 1) critical thinking skills, 2) creativity and innovation skills, and in 3) establishing global connections. Based on the results, Boomers used the 21st century teaching and learning skills more profoundly than the younger teachers. Findings also showed that Boomers perceived their practice of 21st century teaching skills to a very great extent. No significant differences among the generational groups of teachers were found among the rest of the skills under study, namely: 1) collaboration, 2) communication, 3) self-direction, 4) local connections, and 5) the use of technology.
May Anne Joy Romanes, University of the Philippines & Department of Education, The Philippines
Sofia Veniegas, University of the Philippines & Einstein School for Kids, The Philippines
Stream: Challenges of new technologies
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