Book Chapter

Teaching and learning with tablets: A case study of twenty-first-century skills and new learning

Nicola Yelland

Apps, Technology and Younger Learners: International evidence for teaching | Routledge | Published : 2017


The case study presented in this chapter focuses on the twenty-first-century skills of creativity, critical thinking, collaborations and communications (Partnerships for the 21st century, 2008; Trilling and Fadel, 2009). They are encountered in contexts that require learners to recognise that their futures involve them being effective citizens with a good character. The examples of new learning documented here illustrate the ways in which the teachers designed learning experiences to encourage the acquisition and use of twenty-first-century skills. They achieved this in collaborative contexts characterised by whole class, small group and individual activities and shared outcomes and strategi..

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