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21st Century Skills for Teachers
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The 21st-century skills of Collaboration, Creativity, Communication, and Critical Thinking are important and can be avoided only at the cost of nothing. We may not decide to ignore the most pertinent factor governing human life- Educational Technology and Artificial Intelligence. This resource attempts to:Understand how to Contribute to OERsShare some insights about 21st Century Skills and their Importance 

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Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Career and Technical Education
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Module
Author:
Parveen Sharma
ramesh chander sharma
Date Added:
07/24/2019
Classroom Management and Supervision
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The ability to manage, lead and supervise students during the learning process has been shown to be an indispensible component of effective teaching and learning, more so in Sub-Saharan Africa where the challenge of overcrowded classrooms hinders effective teacher instruction in the classroom. For the classroom to serve its purpose, the teacher must be able to establish order. This requires him/her to have the knowledge, attitude and skills necessary. He/she must be able to establish rapport with the students and their parents, involve students in the processes of establishing ground rules for behaviour and being accountable for their actions, manage transitions during instructions, and motivate students to maximize time-on-task, supervise students in their learning activities and lastly deal with students’ misbehaviour effectively. This module is expected to help students master these key skills. It will also equip them with the ability to be open-minded and creative about the application of these techniques to their challenges.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
African Virtual University
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OER@AVU
Author:
Ridwan Mohamed Osman
Date Added:
03/10/2018
Dance Skills
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Dance communicates ideas through movement and is an expressive art form. Students need to learn how to use their body in a safe and healthy way, whilst developing a wide-ranging movement vocabulary. The use of different dance techniques can be an effective way of building vocabulary and developing different kinds of skills and abilities. Technical dance skills can form the foundation on which to develop and enhance each individual's performance. As dance teachers, we may have a range of skills, but it isn't always possible to possess expertise in every type of dance style and technique. Having the knowledge and experience to teach African Dance forms, Jazz Dance or Hip Hop to students is a great way of introducing them to a variety of styles and can be a rich and rewarding process. However, many teachers in schools and colleges work within a Contemporary Dance style because it will have been the basis of their education and training; it is also the point of reference for this unit.

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Performing Arts
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Provider:
The Open University
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Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/06/2007
Developing Modelling Skills
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This unit is the third in the MSXR209 series of five units on mathematical modeling It provides an overview of the processes involved in developing models, starting by explaining how to specify the purpose of the model. It then moves on to look at aspects involved in creating models, such as simplifying problems, choosing variables and parameters, formulating relationships and finding solutions. You will also look at interpreting results and evaluating models.

Subject:
Mathematics
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Provider:
The Open University
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Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/06/2007
Evidence-Based Practice In Management And Consulting
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This course will introduce students to the basic concepts and skills of evidence-based practice. The course is directly relevant to students who would like to improve the quality and outcome of their decision-making.

Managers and consultants are required to take action based on their decisions, and such decisions may have profound impacts on employees, customers and clients, the organization and society more widely. But how good are such decisions? How can we ensure that managers and consultants get hold of, accurately interpret and make use of the best available evidence in their decision-making?

This course will help students develop the practical skills managers and consultants need to bring evidence-based approaches to their organization. In the process of developing these skills you will also find out a lot about management research.

Subject:
Management
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Carnegie Mellon University
Provider Set:
Open Learning Initiative
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Human Capital
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This 7 minute video provides information on defining human capital and why wages differ for workers. This video will aid in the mastery of standard EPF. 1(d), EPF. 2 (g), EPF. 4 (c) and EPF. 15(a)

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Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Date Added:
10/29/2018
The Polar Express Delivers Equity in the Kindergarten Classroom
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This free, online article, developed for elementary teachers, describes a Kindergarten polar science, standards aligned, unit centered on The Polar Express developing literacy, math, and science skills.

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Environmental Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Mary LeFever
Date Added:
10/17/2014
STEM Foundations
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This course is design to support the development of foundational skills in workplace communication and mathematics that are used in various STEM careers. The course offers practice using workplace communication and math skills that are encountered in the workforce. The activities are designed to strengthen skills in preparation for entering a college program in a STEM career.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Carnegie Mellon University
Provider Set:
Open Learning Initiative
Date Added:
01/01/2013
STEM Readiness
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The STEM Readiness course provides a refresher of core skills related to STEM careers. The core skills covered are Mathematics from arithmetic to beginning algebra, Workplace Communications and Professionalism. The topics of the course are presented through workplace scenarios to show learners how these skills apply to their potential careers. In reviewing these core skills students will be better prepared to be successful in post-secondary STEM related technical programs and ultimately in STEM related careers.

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Carnegie Mellon University
Provider Set:
Open Learning Initiative
Date Added:
01/01/2013
The Seven Challenges Workbook — Communication Skills for Success at Home & Work
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A structured, intensive, exploration of seven challenging skills for a lifetime of better communication in work, family, friendship and community settings. Includes exercises and suggested readings.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
The New Conversations Initiative
Author:
Dennis Rivers
Date Added:
09/01/2015
Study Skills Strategies (Part 1): Foundations for Effectively Teaching Study Skills
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This Module examines the importance of effective study skills strategies and includes information on why some students struggle with those skills and why it's critical for teachers to explicitly teach such strategies (est. completion time: 1 hour).

Subject:
Special Education
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Vanderbilt University
Provider Set:
IRIS Center
Date Added:
09/13/2018
Succeeding at Your Internship: A Handbook Written for and with Students
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There are several textbooks for students whose majors include internships in human services, broadly defi­­­ned, such case management, counseling, criminal justice, and social work. Most of these books are written in an academic format. Typically, it involves an introduction to a theoretical orientation that concerns working with others followed by a series of chapters devoted to learning professional skills associated with a given discipline. This approach is fine, as far as it goes, but also has two drawbacks. One is that the texts are usually sold by main stream publishers, which means they are expensive. Another is that they seldom address what might be described as the experiential dimension of the internship that most beginners face on their own. This new book addresses both concerns. The fact that it is offered as a free text addresses the first issue, of course, but the second one requires a new approach. It began with asking students to talk about what they experienced when going through their first internship and what they would tell others about how to make it a successful one. That work led to a structured narrative about basic practical topics, such as finding an internship, getting started there, making effective use of supervision, understanding ethics, appreciating cultural diversity, becoming competent, and completing the internship. The text includes descriptions, suggestions, and exercises. It may be used as either a primary course text or, due to its relative brevity, a supplemental one. Although the lead editor is an experienced clinician and professor who has supervised internships for a variety of human services majors over many years, the book was written with and for students to make it more readable and more useful.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Bowling Green State University
Author:
Christopher J. Mruk
Date Added:
08/18/2020
University 101: Study, Strategize and Succeed
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University 101: Study Strategize Succeed helps you to create a foundation for post-secondary studies by learning how to learn. By taking the time to read this book and work through the exercises included, you are investing in the skills that will support you in all of your classes and future learning. Successful students share a set of skills and habits in common. The good news is that these skills are not a secret; anyone can learn the skills that support successful learning. By taking some time to learn proven study strategies, you will be able to reach your learning goals, and avoid the pitfalls that can take you off-track.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Learning Centres
Date Added:
08/18/2020