Teacher of 21st Century: Characteristics and Development

Hafsah Jan


Educational Technology in broader terms mean to organize the knowledge for the achievement of purposes, or making tool/technique. In this fast changing world, the education plays a major role in empowering students to engage with challenges. The 21st century is rapidly changing one in every dimension of human (economically, socially, technologically). Due to the rapid changes complex problems are faced by educationists, policy makers, managers and teachers as well. Teachers of 21st century have to create students of 21st century with soft skills. The 21st century teachers need teaching skills content mastery as well as integrating teaching with technology. The teacher development programs are much important.  The impact of good teaching is increasingly cited as a major determinant of economic well-being of society. A useful & productive system of teacher compensation function as an important lever for attracting well-qualified and highly motivated people to the teaching profession. The quality of teachers determines the quality of education and linked with nation’s development. With the emerging technologies, the teaching-learning is transforming from teacher-centered, lecture based to student-centered learning environment. In this I have discussed global characteristics of 21st century teacher as well as with reference to India.

Keywords: teacher development, teacher preparation, 21st century teacher, Indian teacher, characteristics of teacher.

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