Professional Development

for English Teachers

The 28th P.A.R.K. Conference

How to make sense (out) of global skills behind YOUR classroom doors


Grzegorz Spiewak

KEY WORDSglobal skills, 21st century skills, critical thinking, collaboration, teenagers




Global skills, also known as 21st century skills, have been all the rage in recent years, not least because of the widely quoted UN Sustainable Development Goals. Attractive as they sound, they may also feel rather far-fetched and difficult to make sense of in a typical teenage classroom.

In this session, I’ll demonstrate how to work with these on a local, classroom scale, using a range of tried-and-tested, engaging activities for your teens.

Grzegorz Śpiewak is a teacher, consultant, project manager, teacher trainer, conference speaker, author. A former academic lecturer and deputy director for English Teaching & CLIL at the Department of English of Warsaw University; subsequently an on-line tutor on MA TESOL programme, The New School for Social Research, New York. Affiliated with Macmillan Education – as Head ELT Consultant for Central & Eastern Europe and a key teacher trainer.