In the current era of globalization, our country is facing issues and challenges in the education world as a result of the development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Traditional approaches are less suitable to be used in teaching today due to rapid pace of modernization which has led to a new revolution in teaching and facilitating method. Therefore, new approaches need to be implemented at all levels of education to ensure that 21st century learning can be applied by teachers in the classroom. The selection of appropriate approaches in History subject will enhance the students’ achievement in this particular subject. This concept paper will be discussing on the teachers’ mastery in implementing 21st century learning in teaching and facilitating, in the aspects of teacher readiness as well as the provision of teaching aids in the classroom. Previous studies conducted on the implementation and the effectiveness of 21st century learning methods in improving soft skills especially in the History subject are taken into discussion. This concept paper will conclude on the effectiveness of 21st century learning methods on students’ achievement in History subject as well as suggestions that can be taken in improving students’ achievement in History subject in Malaysia.
21st Century Learning, Teacher Readiness, Teaching Aids, Soft Skills