This week at EOA, we wanted to start focusing on 21st Century Skills; the skills that today’s students need in order to thrive in the modern world. These skills are apart of the Project-Based Learning approach, in which we educate others to use through our Building Cultural Bridges program.
This week’s skill is collaboration, and when we think about collaboration we think about teambuilding. Teambuilding exercises like the game “Shapes”, displayed below, are great ways to encourage teamwork in the classroom and lay a foundation for students to connect and work with others throughout their lives.
A question for all the educators out there, what team building activities do you use to increase participation and teamwork among your students?
Check out this short video on the skill of collaboration and its importance in education!
We wanted to finish off this week’s 21st Century Skill of collaboration with a word from a Namibian teacher who took part in our Building Cultural Bridges program:
“Through the BCB program, I was able to see, firsthand, how willing my learners were to share ideas and work toward a common goal.”