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Mentoring for 21st Century Skills It’s all about the Learning

Keegan, H, Fox, A, Mendes Da Costa, C, Borgmann, L, Slatto, T, Kasperiuniene, J, Berger, T and Fessler, M 2009, Mentoring for 21st Century Skills It’s all about the Learning , VITAE, University of Salford.

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    Abstract

    The rise of social software, often termed Web 2.0, has resulted in heightened awareness of the opportunities for creative and innovative approaches to learning that are afforded by network technologies. Social software platforms and social networking technologies have become part of the learning landscape both for those who learn formally within institutions, and for those who learn informally via emergent web-based learning communities. As collaborative online learning becomes increasingly attractive, new skills in communication and collaboration are required in order to use new technologies effectively, develop real digital literacy and 21st century skills. This collection of papers and articles from members of the EU-funded VITAE project describes a mentoring approach to training vocational teachers in the use of Web 2.0. Aimed at teachers, trainers and practitioners, we describe the VITAE approach, including the processes, challenges and tensions in implementing mentoring through Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Designed as both a practical and theoretical guide, we explore topics including: • The VITAE approach • ePortfolios for professional development • Mentoring in online communities • Games-based learning • The experiences of VITAE course participants • Web 2.0 and resistance to change Mentoring for 21st Century Skills - It’s all about the Learning offers the reader a range of perspectives on implementing and learning to train through Web 2.0, demonstrating good practice and real-life experiences in the development of 21st century skills.

    Item Type: Book
    Editors: Keegan, H and Fox, A
    Contributors: Keegan, H(Editor) and Fox, A (Editor)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: mentoring, ICT, eLearning, learning technologies, web 2.0, social software, education, 21st century skills
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > T Technology (General)
    Subjects / Themes > L Education > L Education (General)
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Virtual Environments & Future Media Research Centre
    Publisher: VITAE
    Refereed: Yes
    ISBN: 978-1-905732-79-1
    Funders: European Commission
    Depositing User: HL Keegan
    Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2010 10:02
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:02
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2792

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