21st Century Learning Skills

As I’m on Maternity Leave I’ve been reflecting about my teaching practice and how I can make it better. I really want to focus on and integrate in all my teaching is the 21st Century Learning Skills.

I’ve been reading about these essential skills but I wanted to figure out how we can, or already do use them in our classroom everyday. In order for me to really teach to these skills I wanted to really understand them.

I am going to introduce the topic of 21st Century Skills by having a discussion with my class about what they believe communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity are. What do they already know about these skills and how do they already use them in their everyday lives? How can we use these skills in a better way?

Below, I have made the graphic brainstorming the ways I can teach these skills or how we use these skills already.

I would love your feedback about this graphic. What am I missing?

2 Comments on 21st Century Learning Skills

  1. Mark
    March 25, 2017 at 8:06 pm (2 years ago)

    For the past 3 years my school has been involved in a project called New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) with focus being placed on the 6C’s. The 4 C’s in your graphic are there but Character and Citizenship are also included. The focus is on giving the students a bigger role in the educational process while teachers take on a role as facilitator.

  2. Shih-Yin Hsu
    August 17, 2018 at 1:49 pm (7 months ago)

    I would like to suggest to include public speaking or presentation which is also an essential skill in the 21st century.


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