Towards an Innovative Approach for Teacher Education: Training Teacher to Train (TTT) Model

ID: 52730 Type: Virtual Paper
  1. Ferial Malaeb-Khaddage, Department of Computer Science,Faculty of Sciences, University of Balamand, Lebanon
  2. Helen Crompton, Darden College of Education Old Dominion University, United States

Abstract: The world is now connected virtual and mobile, it is currently going through a fundamental transformation in the way we humans work, perform tasks and activities. Automation and ‘thinking machines’ are replacing basic human tasks and jobs, and changing the skills that organizations are looking for in their people. In this paper, the authors discuss current technological innovations and how our world is changing rapidly in all aspects. New set of skills is needed; hence the authors focus on crucial practices and skills that are needed to be taught to harness our children for the future. The authors emphasis on teachers and proposed an innovative model the TTT (Training Teachers to Train) model that could be used to train teachers on how to teach these skills to their students and how to embrace and connect effectively with the world. Innovations are discussed, crucial skills are identified and an innovative model is proposed.

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