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Journal of Language, Linguistics and Literature, Vol.4, No.3, Sep. 2018, Pub. Date: Jun. 14, 2018
The 21st Century Skills and the Role of Literature at the English Department
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[01] Mehdaoui Ahmed, Department of English, Ibn Khaldoun University, Tiaret, Algeria.
The current global changes pose enormous challenges for the new millennium and especially for the educational system. To be effective in the 21st century, students become required more than ever to possess the combination of critical thinking, creativity, collaborative and communication skills, necessary to tackle the unexpected developments they will face. In imparting these skills, this, in return, requires teachers to apply different ways of teaching. For instance, as far as the subject of literature is concerned, teachers are required to open up huge opportunities for improving teaching and learning in the classroom. In light of this growing concern and urgency to equip our students with 21st century skills, where and how does the subject of literature at the English Department fit in? This research paper aims to discuss the possible links between 21st century skills and the subject of literature and looks at the potential of literature as a vital course of study.
English Department, Literature, Teaching Strategies, 21st Century Skills
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