21st Century Learning Design

Schedule info

Time slot: 

Wednesday 1 October 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Meeting Room 5


  • Redefining Education


Students around the world need advanced skills to succeed in the globalized, knowledge based world of today. 21st Century Learning Design, or 21CLD, professional development helps teachers redesign their existing lessons and learning activities to build students’ 21st century skills. It can be linked to your national or local curriculum standards. The program is based on rubrics developed and tested internationally for the Innovative Teaching and Learning (ITL) Research project.

The 21CLD rubrics help educators identify and understand the opportunities that learning activities give students to build 21st century skills. A learning activity is any task that students do as part of their school related work. It can be an exercise that students complete in one class period or an extended project that takes place both in and outside of school. The 21CLD rubrics incorporate a research-based methodology for coding learning activities to ensure you are embedding 21st century skills in your teaching practices. The 21CLD Rubric for Student Work provides a framework to assess students’ development of 21st century skills.

This workshop will delve deep into the 21st Century Learning Design Program and provide practical strategies and discussion to support classroom educators who wish to know how they can support 21st century skill development in their students.

Session Info


  • Workshop


  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Tertiary Level


  • 21st century skills
  • 21st Century Learning Design
  • Australian Curriculum