21st Century learning & Life Skills: Framework

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education 21st century learning and life

skills credit and information found at

partnership for 21st century learning a

link to their site will be provided

below teachers must help their students

develop specific work and life skills

now why should educate is care about

21st century learning schools have a

responsibility to nurture their young

students into functioning 21st century

citizens 21st century skills are

absolutely essential for everyday living

these skills are necessary for life work

and citizenship understand that life

outside of school is nothing like the

classroom environment and requires

different ways to succeed teaching these

skills to students will help them become

successful later on in their lives

partnership for 21st century learning

offers a framework that focuses on

student outcomes which are your goals

and learning objectives there are four

components and the first one is content

knowledge and 21st century themes school

curriculum will have students learning

subjects such as mathematics science

world geography civics reading and

writing and more students must master

these core disciplines just to graduate

high school students must learn at a

high level by recognizing and

understanding the 21st century themes

within these key subjects environmental

literacy and all the factors that

affected economic business

entrepreneurial and civic themes global

awareness and communicating around the


and lastly health literacy and taking

responsibilities for one's personal

health now on to the second student

outcome which is learning and innovation

skills these skills are broken down into

the four C's the first C is creativity

students must come up with innovative

ideas and then put those ideas into


next is communication teach students to

articulate their thoughts effectively

using oral and written communication

strategies the third C is for

collaboration have your students

practice soft skills and working

efficiently with diverse teams and the

last C is for critical thinking that is

being able to analyze and evaluate

evidence as well as use deductive

reasoning for any of life's situations

we now move on to the third of four

student outcomes information media and

technology skills students need to be

able to access all of the information

available to them and there's a lot of

information out there although students

may be adept in social media our

children should have an understanding of

media messaging and how to create media

products teachers still need to keep

students up to date with the rapid

changes in technology they should be

able to use digital technologies as

communication and networking tools as

well as have an understanding of the

dangers of Technology students can use

the technology that they have to manage

information in a beneficial way and the

last student outcome which is life and

career skills and there are many careers

out there now when a student enters the

workforce they must be flexible and able

to adapt to changes as adults we know

how important it is to adapt to new and

challenging situations some more life

and career skills besides being flexible

include having initiative and

self-direction social and cross-cultural

skills having productivity and

accountability and lastly leadership and

responsibility after student outcomes

21st century learning is broken down

into support systems for schools first

off school should have 21st century

standards these standards should

emphasize understanding and depth of

knowledge while building relationships

and understanding across various

academic subjects and themes

second assessments of 21st century

skills this includes the big three

summative formative and diagnostic

assessments also included should be

standardized test evaluations third on

the list is 21st century curriculum and

instruction that means teaching 21st

century skills in the context of the key

subjects in core disciplines next up are

the 21st century learning environments

here teachers should create real world

type learning environments for their

students and they can do this -

project-based learning

and cooperative learning experiences and

lastly we have professional development

for 21st century learning these types of

professional development for teachers

should be directed on various ways

teachers can integrate these 21st

century skills into their classroom so

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