Inducing Creativity in Young Learners: Building 21st-Century Skills Using Technology
Integrating technology into the EFL education curriculum in Korea has become an increasingly important balancing act, especially in the midst of a pandemic. Research has shown various opinions on the appropriate amount of technology to integrate to create a curriculum that fosters the development of 21st-century skills that would support language development. Several studies have shown that there have been several key issues preventing teachers from fully utilizing these tools to develop students' 21st-century skills. These problematic areas include finding the right technology tool to use, teacher knowledge of technology, adaptation into the current curriculum, and administrative support. What this workshop hopes to accomplish is to provide some practical ways you can combine techniques of your own creativity and the use of technology you may currently have in your classroom. The workshop will focus on developing skills in creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking for elementary school students.