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Title: 4C-based learning model as an effective tool in language classrooms: the case of Kazakh schools

Authors: Gulzat Berkinbayeva; Zhanat Dauletbekova; Perizat Yelubayeva; Zhanna Bugybayeva

Addresses: Narxoz University, Almaty, 050035, Kazakhstan ' Kazakh British Technical University, Almaty, 050000, Kazakhstan ' Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages, Almaty, 050000, Kazakhstan ' Kazakh University of Technology and Business, Nur-Sultan, 010000, Kazakhstan

Abstract: The 4C-based learning model aims to develop students' communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity skills. These skills have been recognised by educators as essential elements in training successful professionals. However, a preliminary review of school curricula concluded that the 4C model is poorly applied, and the main focus is still on subject knowledge. For this reason, this study aims to develop and describe teaching strategies that could integrate the 4C model into a language learning process. As the main teaching method, cooperative learning was shown in teamwork, games, and case studies were selected for critical analysis. Hence, a fully visible gain in the 4C model development allows concluding that the resulting learning strategies were highly effective as didactic instrumentation. Practical implications are the didactic scenarios that could be used in foreign language teaching with the objective of both subject knowledge and universal competencies included in the 4C model.

Keywords: 4C model; communication; critical thinking; collaboration; creativity; corporate learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2023.132035

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2023 Vol.34 No.1, pp.81 - 95

Received: 19 Apr 2022
Accepted: 03 Aug 2022

Published online: 07 Jul 2023 *

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