Lance G. King: Teaching With 21st Century Skills in Mind
Lance King - Teaching with 21st Century Skills

Teacher Workshop: Teaching With 21st Century Skills in Mind

Presenter: Lance G. King
Venue: Beijing Academy (
Date: Saturday April 15, 2017
Time: 9am – 4pm
Language: Presented in English with Chinese Translation
Details: Catered event with tea, coffee and lunch provided
Cost: RMB 580
Registration deadline: March 31, 2017
Payment: (WeChat, AliPay or Bank Transfer) required within 5 days of registration to secure your place.


Workshop Overview:

3 Topics, 4 sessions of 1.5 hours

The workshop is activity based, which means that the participants are actively involved in ‘doing’ throughout the workshop. It is not a ‘stand and deliver’ type of workshop where Lance stands and delivers information, but a format that includes a little bit of information delivered, followed by a task that the participants complete.

Topic 1.Introduction (1 Hour)

  • What are 21st Century skills?
  • What is the evidence of the need for these skills in the present student population?
  • What are the frameworks of skills available world-wide?
  • What is the overall aim, rationale and structure of a 21st C skills programme?

Topic 2.Self-Managed Learners (1 Hour)

  • What are the skills of the autonomous, self-managed learner?
  • What is the connection between self-management and self-regulation of learning?
  • How can teachers help students to take responsibility for their own learning and develop into autonomous, self-managed learners?
  • How do you teach a skill?
  • What are the levels of proficiency of skill acquisition?

Topic 3.Designing and Teaching Core Generic 21st C Skills – Cognitive Skills (2-3 Hours)

  • What are the structural features of a 21st C skills programme?
  • What are the different possible teaching practices for 21st C skills?
  • What are Core Generic 21st C skills?
  • What are the key Cognitive, Affective and Meta-cognitive Core Generic 21st C skills?
  • How do you teach them?
  • What are the steps of development of the Cognitive 21st C skills across a student’s school life?
  • What are strategies for teaching all of the key Cognitive Core Generic 21st C skills?
  • How can you map out Cognitive Core Generic 21st C skills both horizontally and vertically?

About the Presenter

Mr. Lance G King has over thirty years of teaching experience in high schools and universities. He is an internationally renowned author, teacher and workshop facilitator. In addition, he is the creator of the Art of Learning programme which has been delivered to more than 200,000 students in 32 countries. Lance G King has been involved in designing the new IB ATL programme, which is currently being implemented in over 3,000 schools in 150 countries. Within the IB organization, Lance was integral to the development of the IBCP, and worked with both the IBMYP and IBDP. As an international author, Mr. King has written books for students, parents and teachers on developing learning skills and through his workshops he has worked with 200 schools world-wide and participated in numerous international conferences.

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