In the ever-changing educational landscape, schools, teachers, and students face the dual challenge of integrating 21st-century skills, known as the 6Cs (Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Character, and Citizenship) and adapting to the increasing influence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in learning environments.
Educators are seeking effective ways to blend these essential skills with AI to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes.
This course aims to equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively integrate the 6Cs with AI in their teaching practices.
By explaining the nuances of both the 6Cs and AI applications in education, the course will enable educators to create more dynamic, inclusive, and future-ready learning environments.
During the course, participants will engage in a variety of interactive and hands-on activities, including workshops on AI tool integration, collaborative projects emphasizing the 6Cs, and discussions on ethical considerations in AI use.
These activities are designed to provide practical experience in applying AI technologies to support the 6Cs in educational settings, fostering a comprehensive understanding of how these elements can coalesce to transform teaching and learning.
By the end of the course, participants will have acquired significant competencies in blending the 6Cs with AI to address the current educational challenges.
They will possess the skills to enhance student learning and engagement through innovative AI-integrated lesson plans and activities and be equipped to foster a learning environment that is adaptive, inclusive, and forward-thinking.
This newfound proficiency will enable educators to effectively respond to the evolving demands of the 21st-century educational landscape, ensuring their students are well-prepared for the future.
The course will help the participants to:
- Understand the importance of the 6Cs in modern education;
- Explore AI tools that enhance teaching and learning in the context of the 6Cs;
- Develop strategies for integrating AI into lesson plans that focus on the 6Cs;
- Recognize the ethical considerations and challenges of using AI in education;
- Create a collaborative, inclusive, and digitally-enhanced learning environment.
Day 1 – Course introduction
- Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
- Icebreaker activities;
- Presentations of the participants’ schools.
Introduction to the 6Cs in Education
- Overview of the 6Cs;
- The role of AI in enhancing the 6Cs.
Day 2 – Creativity and AI
- AI tools for fostering creativity;
- Practical sessions on integrating AI in creative projects.
Day 3 – Critical Thinking and AI
- Using AI to develop critical thinking skills;
- Case studies and role-play sessions.
Day 4 – Communication and collaboration through AI
- AI in improving communication and collaborative skills;
- Group activities using AI-based platforms.
Day 5 – Character and citizenship in the digital age
- Building character and citizenship through AI-enhanced learning;
- Ethical considerations and digital citizenship.
Day 6 – Course closure and cultural activities
- Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
- Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance.
- Excursion and other external cultural activities.