Learning 21st Century Skills by Engaging in an Infographics Assessment
University of Calgary
Practicing teachers who have strengthened their own 21st century skills will be well positioned to guide their students in enhancing traits such as effective communication and critical thinking. This paper outlines an infographics assignment in a Master’s level Education course, designed to enhance students’ 21st century skills while applying an instructional design framework and developing technical skills. One student in the course stated that the assignment was a valuable learning experience that challenged her to think about how a message can be conveyed visually, improved her ability to critically analyse visual information and strengthened her visual literacy skills.
Infographics, 21st century skills, Instructional design, Critical thinking
Dyjur, P., Li, L. "Learning 21st Century Skills by Engaging in an Infographics Assessment" (2015). In Preciado Babb, P., Takeuchi, M., & Lock, J. (Eds.). Proceedings of the IDEAS: Designing Responsive Pedagogy Conference, pp. 62-71. Calgary, Canada: Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary.