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21 st Century Skills. The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.

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1 21 st Century Skills

2 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- ) Why are 21 st century skills so important?

3 The average person will change jobs nine times by the time he or she is 32. Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Labor Why are 21 st century skills so important?

4 Employability Skills… Skills that are essential and transferable to a variety of situations and are necessary for an individual to function in the 21 st century workplace. Retrieved on June 18, 2008 from http://www.teach-nology.com/glossary/terms/e/ Why are 21 st century skills so important?

5 What skills are most important for job success when hiring a high school graduate? Work Ethic80% Collaboration75% Good Communication70% Social Responsibility63% Critical Thinking & Problem Solving58% Why are 21 st century skills so important?

6 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 New Context Skills Required Why are 21 st century skills so important?

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8 Partnership for 21 st Century Skills - Framework (www.21stcenturyskills.org)

9 Six Elements of 21 st Century Learning Emphasize core subjects Emphasize learning skills Use 21 st century tools to develop learning skills Teach and learn in a 21 st century context Teach and learn 21 st century content Use 21 st century assessment that measure 21 st century skills

10 Core curriculum and 21 st 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

11 Learning and Innovative Skills: creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving skills, communication and collaboration

12 Information, Media, and Technology Skills: information literacy, media literacy, ICT (information, communication, and technology) literacy

13 Life and Career Skills: flexibility and adaptability, initiative and self direction, social and cross- cultural skills, productivity and accountability, leadership and responsibility

14 21 st Century Support Systems: standards, assessments, curriculum and instruction, professional development, learning environments.

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