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Title: 21st Century Skills


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21st Century Skills
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Why are 21st century skills so important?
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be
those who cannot read or write, but those who
cannot learn, unlearn and relearn. --Alvin
Toffler, American writer and futurist (1928- )
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Why are 21st century skills so important?
The average person will change jobs nine times
by the time he or she is 32.Elaine Chao, U.S.
Secretary of Labor
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Employability Skills
Why are 21st century skills so important?
  • Skills that are essential and transferable to a
    variety of situations and are necessary for an
    individual to function in the 21st century
    workplace.
  • Retrieved on June 18, 2008 from
  • http//www.teach-nology.com/glossary/terms/e/

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Why are 21st century skills so important?
  • What skills are most important for job success
    when hiring a high school graduate?

Work Ethic 80
Collaboration 75
Good Communication 70
Social Responsibility 63
Critical Thinking Problem Solving 58
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Why are 21st century skills so important?
New Context
Skills Required
Global Competition Global Awareness Self-Direction
Global Cooperation Global Awareness Collaboration Information Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy
Information Growth Information Literacy Critical Thinking Problem Solving
More Jobs Careers Critical Thinking Problem Solving Innovation Improvement Flexibility Adaptability
Growing Service Economy Communication Skills Life and Career Awareness Skills
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Partnership for 21st Century Skills -
Framework (www.21stcenturyskills.org)
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  • Six Elements of 21st Century Learning
  • Emphasize core subjects
  • Emphasize learning skills
  • Use 21st century tools to develop learning skills
  • Teach and learn in a 21st century context
  • Teach and learn 21st century content
  • Use 21st century assessment that measure 21st
    century skills

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Core curriculum and 21st Century Themes
English, reading/language arts, world
languages, arts, mathematics, economics, science,
geography, history, government and civics, global
awareness, financial, economic, business, and
entrepreneurial literacy, civic literacy, health
literacy, environmental literacy
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Learning and Innovative Skills creativity and
innovation, critical thinking and problem solving
skills, communication and collaboration
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Information, Media, and Technology Skills
information literacy, media literacy, ICT
(information, communication, and technology)
literacy
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Life and Career Skills flexibility and
adaptability, initiative and self direction,
social and cross-cultural skills, productivity
and accountability, leadership and responsibility
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21st Century Support Systems standards,
assessments, curriculum and instruction,
professional development, learning environments.
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