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21 st Century Skills

The skills below appear in the Partnership for 21 st Century SkillsFramework for 21st Century Learning

Skill Types

How Kit Activities Support Students in Learning these Skills

Core Subjects and 21st Century Themes

• Global Awareness

Students conceive, research, and write books and magazine articles; they explore, analyze, and present the

learning acquired and conclusions arrived in studying these

• Financial,

subjects and themes. These activities engage students in authentic and rigorous work that culminates in the publication of finished products intended for distribution to

real audiences from whom they will receive feedback.

Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy

• Civic Literacy

• Health Literacy


• Environmental


Learning and

In deciding on a personalized position and message about

Innovation Skills


Creativity and

the Core Subject theme(s) they select as project foci, as

well as in strategizing how to research, understand, and

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

represent information gathered, students must authentically and effectively acquire and apply innovation, critical

Communication and Collaboration

thinking and problem solving, as well as communication and collaboration skills.

Information, Media

In order to acquire information, interpret it, represent it in publications and present them to audiences, students must

become familiar with methods of consuming and creating

digital (and traditional) publications, exercise knowledge

and Technology Skills

• Information Literacy

• Media Literacy

• ICT (Information,

and sophistication concerning the quality, relevance, and veracity of contemporary digital media sources (as well as comply with copyright and other rules governing their ethical use), and become proficient in ICT methods and resources, in order to produce digital information products and distribute them to audiences.

Communications and Technology) Literacy

Life and Career Skills

Flexibility and Adaptability

In working and learning as part of small work groups as well

as extended (whole class) teams that are committed to

producing and distributing quality publications, students

must acquire and apply a wide variety of collaborative learning, planning, and process skills. Student ePublication

Initiative and Self- Direction

Social and Cross- Cultural Skills

Productivity and


activities involve student decision making and self

management. However they are structured so that success

depends appropriate behaviors for the individual, group, or

Leadership and

team roles they must play. The authentic nature of the project products demonstrates success clearly and powerfully illustrates the importance of this category of skill.