Global Kitchen Project: Developing 21st Century Skills and Global Competency in Teacher Education
Melda N. Yildiz, Altagracia Petela, Brianne Mahoney, Kean University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This paper is for educators who would like to integrate health education, 21st Century teaching skills (http://www.p21.org/) and new media technologies into their curriculum. It outlines innovative and interdisciplinary projects using social interaction media; offers creative strategies for producing media with elementary students and developing Web 2.0 projects integrating 21st century skills. The goal of this interdisciplinary unit is to develop a research based global nutrition curriculum that promotes healthy eating habits among elementary school children in elementary schools especially 3rd through 5th grade. By collaborating with health educators, in-service and pre-service teachers in this project, we developed and implemented a Global Kitchen Project to infuse 21st Century skills and knowledge in the excitement of new discovery through research, improve the children’s eating habits and contribute innovative interdisciplinary projects for classroom use.
Yildiz, M.N., Petela, A. & Mahoney, B. (2013). Global Kitchen Project: Developing 21st Century Skills and Global Competency in Teacher Education. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1816-1824). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).