21st Century Skills

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What is 21st Century Skills?

We need to use new skills in today's classroom to keep pace with the demands of the 21st century and its rapidly changing technology,

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'Learning and innovation skills increasingly are being recognized as those that separate students who are prepared for a more and more complex life and work environments in the 21st century, and those who are not. A focus on creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration is essential to prepare students for the future.’ Partnership for 21st Century Skills
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Twenty-first century education gives students the opportunity to think deeply about issues, solve problems creativly, work in teams and communicate clearly using a varietly of media to help develop critical thinking skills. It is less about students getting the right answers and more about students asking the right questions.

What are the benefits?

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    Up-to-the-minute content that is relevant to students’ lives

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    Bringing the world into the classroom and promoting global connections

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    Taking students out into the world beyond the classroom

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    Creating opportunities for students to interact with each other and work collaboratively

We must prepare students for the future and for the demands of jobs that have not yet been created. One way to accomplish this is to build a classroom that integrates the four skills: creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration.

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    CREATIVITY

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    COMMUNICATION

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    CRITICAL THINKING

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    COLLABORATION

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More Information

21st Century Students and 21st Century Skills

by Roberto Balaguer Prestes

Author Roberto Balaguer Prestes talks about how change affects the 21st century student and the skills they need.


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