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Research has shown that students who are taught using 21st century teaching styles are more successful throughout their education. This literature review explores the importance of 21st century learning and teaching styles. This review begins by looking into and discussing the role of the teacher in a 21st century learning environment. The role of the teacher is to be a guide by the student’s side. This review provides ways to be that guide, rather than the instructor. This literature review also looks at the benefits of flexible seating and how the teacher can create a classroom using flexible seating. Finally this review looks at the importance of integrating meaningful technology use into student learning. This includes virtual field trips, Genius Hour and Makers Space.

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Ondrashek, N. (2017). 21st century learning (Master's thesis, Northwestern College, Orange City, IA). Retrieved from

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