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    • #8828
      Mr Mike

      This is a lot of hype about 21st Century skills these days. Who actually created this idea and why? Investigate this issue and write your ideas here!

    • #8913
      Vasiliki M.
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      In the early 1980s, a variety of governmental, academic, non-profit, and corporate entities have had research about academic skills that would help the current and the next generation. The classification and implementation of 21st-century skills began in the United States bu reached Canada, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Until the beginning of the 21st century, education system across the world started to prepare the students with these abilities.
      The twelve 21st century skills are critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication, information, media and technology literacy, flexibility, leadership, initiative, productivity and social skills. These abilities help students keep up with the lightning-pace of today’s modern markets. Each one of them is unique in how it helps students. They get real-world experience. As they lead particular departments, they can learn the ins and outs of their specific careers.

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      Maria-Chara Ch.
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      21st Century skills are 12 abilities that today’s students need to succeed in their careers during the Information Age.
      The twelve 21st Century skills are: Critical thinking , Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Information literacy, Media literacy, Technology literacy, Flexibility, Leadership, Initiative, Productivity and Social skills.These skills are intended to help students keep up with the lightning-pace of today’s modern markets. Each skill is unique in how it helps students, but they all have one quality in common.

      Since the early 1980s, a variety of governmental, academic and corporate entities have conducted considerable research to identify key personal and academic skills and competencies they determined were needed for the current and next generation. The identification and implementation of 21st century skills into education and workplaces began in the United States but has spread to Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and through national and international organizations such as APEC and the OECD.

      These 21st-century skills are more important to students now than ever before.They not only provide a framework for successful learning in the classroom, but ensure students can thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops. And they are also tremendously important for our nation’s well being. Our business community demands a workforce with these skills to ensure our competitiveness in a global economy. And at a time when our civic life feels strained, we want our learners to enter the world with an understanding of what it takes to be a good citizen—one who can be civically engaged, critically thinking, digitally literate, globally aware, and an effective communicator.

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