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Archive for the ‘21st Century Skills’ Category

Employability Skills For The 21st Century’s Student

To live, learn, and work successfully in an increasingly complex, information-rich and knowledge-

based society, students and teachers must utilize technology effectively. Within a sound educational
setting, technology can enable students to become:
• Capable information technology users
• Information seekers, analyzers, and evaluators
• Problem solvers and decision makers
• Creative and effective users of productivity tools
• Communicators, collaborators, publishers, and producers
• Informed, responsible, and contributing citizens

Employability skills are defined as ‘skills’ required  to gain employment as well as  
progress within a sector  so as to achieve one’s potential and contribute successfully to
enterprise strategic directions’.

‘Skills’ are commonly refereed to an ability to perform specific task.

Competency is refereed to an observable behavior performed to a specified level and therefore provides basis for the assessment of performance.

Skills needed for the workplace of 21st Century’s Student

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21st Century Skills

The use of ICTs help prepare individuals for the workplace of future. EnGauge of the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (U.S.) has identified what it calls “21st Century Skills,”which includes digital age literacy (consisting of functional literacy,visual literacy, scientific literacy, technological literacy, information literacy, cultural literacy,and global awareness), inventive thinking, higher-order thinking and sound reasoning, effective communi-
cation, and high productivity.                                             Source :http://www.apdip.net/publications/iespprimers/eprimer-edu.pdf

The 21st Century Learner By Kim Confino

Information & Digital Literacy: Life Long Learning (LLL)

Click on the following image for ‘Framework for 21st Century Learning’

Critical Thinking:

The Foundation for Critical Thinking   http://www.criticalthinking.org/index.cfm    aims to improve education in every subject at every level.For those beginning or seeking to strengthen their understanding of critical thinking.

OpenCourseWare on critical thinking, logic, and creativity:

This educational web site provides over 100 free online tutorials on critical thinking, logic, scientific reasoning, creativity, and other aspects of thinking skills. Our online tutorials have been used by universities, community colleges, and high schools across the world. Click on following image to go to resource.

Communication Skill:

Click on following image to acess free resources of Communication Skill from Vocational Information Centre.

Big6 for Information or ICT Literacy:

You can do BIG things with Big6 Skills! Big6 is a six-stage model to help anyone solve problems or make decisions by using information. Some call it information literacy, information communication, or ICT skills.( Click on following image to go to Big6 Resource)

Media Literacy: Centre for Media Literacy

The Center for Media Literacy (CML) is an educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and educational resources nationally and internationally. Dedicated to promoting and supporting media literacy education as a framework for accessing, analyzing, evaluating, creating and participating with media content, CML works to help citizens, especially the young, develop critical thinking and media production skills needed to live fully in the 21st century media culture (Click on Following to go to this Resource)

Technology Literacy: