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Cultivating Transformative Educator Model Among Pre-service Teachers While Integrating Global Competencies, Critical Thinking and 21st Century Skills: A Transdisciplinary Approach

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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


Situated within the context of teacher education, this paper outlines the participatory action research (PAR) in developing global competencies, critical thinking and 21st century skills among pre-service teachers and showcases their transformative, inclusive, multilingual, multicultural projects across content areas. This research aims to advance scientific knowledge of Transformative Critical Pedagogy as a means to promote heutagogy through the lens of innovative technologies in global education context while redefining education and developing “transformative educator model.” It studied over 40 pre-service teachers and documented their transformative, inclusive, multilingual, multicultural projects across content areas.


Yildiz, M. & Scharaldi, K. (2015). Cultivating Transformative Educator Model Among Pre-service Teachers While Integrating Global Competencies, Critical Thinking and 21st Century Skills: A Transdisciplinary Approach. In D. Rutledge & D. Slykhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2015--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1760-1769). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 26, 2019 from .


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