Pedagogical Use of 21st Century Skills in Nepal
Keywords:21st century skills, digital pedagogy, teacher education, Tribhuvan university
This paper presents a survey study on university faculties in Nepal about the understanding and pedagogical use of 21st century skills. The purpose of the study on use of 21st century skills in pedagogy by teachers is to understand how these skills can be effectively integrated into teaching and learning practices. This research helps to identify the existing practices for incorporating 21st century skills into instruction and can inform for the betterment in the development of teacher training and professional development programs to ensure that teachers are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively prepare students for success in the 21st century world. Both quantitative and qualitative information are used to investigate how Nepalese university teachers apply 21st century skills into their teaching to support students learning. The data were collected through online survey questionnaire among 309 participants followed by semi-structured interview with 14 participants. Based on the data analysis, it was found that higher education institution teachers in Nepal are using moderately using 21st century skills in pedagogical activities. Supporting with necessary digital tools and applications; institutional policy and guidelines; and continuous professional development programme can further enhance teachers 21st century skills use in pedagogical activities.