ISSN:2342-0251

EFL INSTRUCTORS’ LEVEL OF AWARENESS ABOUT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF 21ST CENTURY SKILLS


This study was conducted to find out the promotion and integration of 21st century skills into the teaching practices of the EFL instructors. Another aim of the study was to reveal the perceptions of EFL instructors about the use and teaching of 21st century skills. The participants of the study were 22 EFL instructors between the ages of 25 to 30 and were selected by using purposive sampling method. In the study, two data collection tools were addressed to find answers to the research questions. A survey which was adapted from Ravitz’s (2014) ‘A Survey for Measuring 21st Century Teaching and Learning’ was used to find out the promotion and integration of 21st century skills into the teaching practices of the EFL instructors. On the other hand, a semi structured-interview was conducted to reveal the perceptions of EFL instructors about the use and teaching of 21st century skills. While the data obtained through the survey was analyzed by using SPSS 22 statistical package, the data obtained from the semi-structured interviews of the participants were analyzed by adopting a categorical-content analysis strategy. The findings of the study indicated that the use and teaching of 21st century skills both for the teachers and learners provide many benefits in the education process. It is also confirmed that the EFL instructors are aware of the importance of 21st century skills and use them as much as possible in their teaching practices. (Content of the article was presented at CUELT 2019 Conference)


Keywords


21st Century Skills, Globalization, Transformation, Educational Institutions

Author : Mithat EKİNCİ
Number of pages: 149-168
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/ijla.25816
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International Journal of Language Academy
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