Promoting 21st century skills self-study booklet

This self-study guide for teachers and teacher educators looks at promoting 21st century skills.

This self-study booklet forms part of a series, in which teachers will find useful theory and practice for teaching English effectively, including short case studies and professional development activities to do individually and with colleagues.

Featuring a range of engaging and accessible activities, the booklets help teachers to:

  • identify areas for development
  • find a variety of ways to improve their teaching knowledge 
  • develop the skills they need in and out of the classroom

Teacher educators can make use of these materials to work with developing teachers to help assess and address their learning needs.

Each booklet covers one of the professional practices in the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Framework for teachers and is based on research into what effective professional development involves. 

In this booklet, you will look at:

  • Collaboration and communication
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Digital literacy
  • Citizenship
  • Student leadership and personal development

The publications are free to download in pdf format


Submitted by MonicaS on Tue, 08/24/2021 - 00:34


This guide will help me to reflect on my practice and improve my teaching knowledge. Thank you. I love the British Council.

Submitted by amsgalviar on Fri, 04/29/2022 - 13:55


Thank you for this resource material. It is so great to read it and use it as a guide for teaching!

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