The matter of teacher competence permeates and underlies the act of teaching through the demonstration of professional knowledge and skills specific to the profession, accumulated over the course of a career. However, in the face of the issues and challenges of the 21st century, such as preparing learners for a society that is digitally strengthened by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, a society that has been called upon over and over again to address the issues of sustainable development and the citizenship crisis and so on, new knowledge and skills for teachers and those to be developed among students are emerging and call for a fresh look at the education curriculum and teacher training.
To encourage reflection on this matter, the KIX Africa 19 hub is holding, on Thursday, April 14, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (UTC), a round table on the theme "Adapting training to the issues and challenges of teaching and learning in the 21st century."
The objectives of this round table are as follows:
- To analyze the issue of the adequacy of job training for teachers at the elementary/primary and lower secondary levels: the major changes that require new teaching skills and new academic learning
- To discuss experiences and models of organizing the initial training and continuing professional development (CPD) of teachers that reflect the needs for new professional knowledge and skills and new academic learning