Monday, December 1, 2008

What are 21st century skills -- part 2

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills released their framework for English classes, which joins social studies as subjects completed by the partnership. The framework map gives educators outcomes and examples for the various 21st century skills identified by the overall framework.

The skills that the partnership identify are:
1. Core Subjects and 21st Century Themes - including global awareness, civic literacy, financial literacy, and health literacy

2. Learning and Innovation Skills

  • Creativity and Innovation Skills
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills
  • Communication and Collaboration Skills

3. Information, Media and Technology Skills

  • Information Literacy
  • Media Literacy
  • ICT Literacy

4. Life and Career Skills

  • Flexibility & Adaptability
  • Initiative & Self-Direction
  • Social & Cross-Cultural Skills
  • Productivity & Accountability
  • Leadership & Responsibility
By the way, Iowa is one of 10 states to be a part of the partnership.

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