21st Century Skills refers to a growing global movement to redefine the goals of education, to transform how learning is practiced each day, and to expand the range of measures in student achievement, all in order to meet the new demands of the 21st Century. The driving questions are: “What do students need to learn to help them succeed academically? What do students need to learn to help them succeed in their personal lives? What do students need to learn in order to help them achieve economic success?
In addition to the core subjects, schools must integrate the 21st century interdisciplinary themes in the daily instructional activities. The themes consist of global awareness, financial, economic, business, entrepreneurial literacy, civil literacy, health literacy, and environmental literacy
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills is a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student (www.p21.org).
21st Century Skills Maps (www.p21.org)