21st Century Skills in Education Essay

2362 Words May 11th, 2015 10 Pages
In the 21st century, the world is changing and becoming increasingly complex as the flow of information increases and becomes more accessible day by day. The world is radically more different than it was just a few years ago, hard to imagine that it’s such a short period of time - the world and its people, economies and cultures have become inextricably connected, driven by the Internet, new innovations and low-cost telecommunications technology. A computer is a must, to be a successful student, in this modern age, all the required information and communication is accessible online.

The education is structured for all students, regardless of background or community, so that they have the opportunity not only to reach their goals
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Multi-tasking rather a new term for a reason. The fact that some people can’t do it, doesn’t mean that nobody can. Students are learning differently than before. Teachers are teaching differently. Education changes. 21st century allows students to be recipients and creators of the information at the same time, which prepares them for a new kind of a workplace in the future - fast pace, technology-rich, and fostering life-long learning.

In the 21st century, the focus is being put on these skills:
• WAYS OF THINKING:
CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
• WAYS OF WORKING:
COLLABORATION AND TEAMWORK
• TOOLS FOR WORKING:
TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY
COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA LITERACY
FUNCTIONAL NUMERACY AND LITERACY
• SKILLS FOR LIVING IN THE WORLD:
PERSONAL ORGANIZATION
MOTIVATION, SELF-REGULATION AND ADAPTABILITY

ETHICS, CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY, CROSS-CULTURAL AWARENESS

There are two skills that span all four categories:
• COLLABORATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING:
Working together to solve a common challenge, which involves the contribution and exchange of ideas, knowledge or resources to achieve the goal.
• ICT LITERACY-LEARNING IN DIGITAL NETWORKS:
Social networking, ICT literacy,

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