Assessment of the needs and aspirations of the 21st century learners regarding selected learning theories at the secondary level

Viji V and Benedict K. Y

The term ‘21st century’ has become the essential part of instructional philosophy and planning for the upcoming scenario. Educationalists, thinkers and instructors are dynamically probing for novel means of grooming students for forthcoming times, and the educational organisation has been progressing at a much swifter pace than ever before. Now-a-days, schools focus on the development of skills to be possessed by students to become prosperous in the 21st century, instead of hanging around rote memorization and teacher-centred classrooms. In spite of all these advancements, the present educational system requires to spotlight the needs of the 21st century learners. It should deliberately instigate teachers to outline digital learning experiences that kindle invention and originality in a productive manner. The administrators need to initiate a shared visualisation and an absolute strategy for the teachers and students, which bring about the evolution of a fresh viewpoint of classroom instruction through technology. This paper aims at exploring the impact of the existing educational system on the 21st century learners to cater their needs. Also, it aims at identifying the needs and aspirations of the 21st century learners in the light of the prevailing theoretical frameworks in education.

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