Morning Motivation

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

21st Century Survival Skills

We have been looking at what skills we will need to succeed in our 21st Century future...

1. Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Asking questions that enable them to approach problems and challenges as a learner (as opposed to a knower)
  • Ability to apply abstract knowledge to solve a problem and to develop and execute a solution

2. Collaboration across networks and leading by influence
  • Working with networks of people across boundaries and with different cultures towards a common goal
  • Citizenship Education is about enabling people to make their own decisions and to take responsibility for their own lives and communities

3. Agility and adaptability
  • Being able to think, be flexible, change and use a variety of tools to solve new problems.
  • Being able to manage unpredictability

4. Initiative and entrepreneurialism
  • Self directed people who seek out new opportunities, take risks and find possible creative solutions to challenging problems

5. Effective oral and written communication
  • The ability to communicate one’s thoughts clearly

6. Accessing and analysing information
  • Manage the astronomical flow of information
  • Deciding what information is important for your purpose

7. Curiosity and imagination (creativity)
  • Engaged and interested in the world
  • Being curious about why things are the way they are

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