GURO21 Course 1 – Facilitating the Development of 21st Century Skills for Southeast Asian Teachers aims to develop and enhance the Southeast Asian teachers’ facilitating skills for them to effectively play their role as teachers in the 21st century. The course equips the teachers with knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values (KSAVs) essential for them to meet the challenges and demands of the 21st century. By enrolling in the course, teachers will develop professional and personal readiness as a 21st century teacher so that, in turn, they will be able to help their students become 21st century-ready themselves.
Instruction under the course is primarily delivered through print, CD, and web-based self-instructional learning modules. The learning modules are designed to be interactive, self-instructional, and incorporate the Four A’s of adult learning (Activity, Analysis, Abstraction, and Application). Learners will study the modules for at least four (4) weeks following the prescribed course schedule.
The GURO21 Course 1 is considered a foundation course for the series of GURO21 courses. Accordingly, it is strongly recommended that teachers successfully complete the GURO21 Course 1 before proceeding to take the other GURO21 courses.
The target learners for GURO21 short courses are elementary and secondary level teachers, teacher educators, and tertiary instructors or professors from SEAMEO member countries who possess the following qualifications:
The learners of the course should ideally be capable of navigating their way through the World Wide Web. Given that the course utilizes access to the internet, a stable internet connection (in school, at home, or at the nearest internet café) and electrical power will be needed by the learners.
Learners in the GURO21 Course 1 are sponsored by SEAMEO INNOTECH under the LEARNTECH II SIREP (SEAMEO INNOTECH Regional Education Program) initiative, in cooperation with the Ministries of Education of the eleven (11) SEAMEO member countries. The scholarships are covered by a contract or memorandum of agreement between SEAMEO INNOTECH and the scholar. The SEAMEO member country nominates learners for the course, following SEAMEO INNOTECH’s selection criteria.