Today's students are moving beyond the basics and embrace the 4C's which are some "super skills" for the 21st Century. These skills will enable students to solve problems in our fast-changing world and will last them for a lifetime. Learning goals in reading, writing and maths are still important and won't be replaced by the 4C's. The goal is to integrate 21st Century skills into all learning areas to enable students to master the 4C's.
The 4C's include the following:
Critical Thinking: Look at problems in a new way, linking learning across learning areas
Creativity: Trying new approaches to get things done
Communication: Sharing questions, thoughts, ideas and solutions
Collaboration: Working together to reach a goal
I love this video which highlights the importance of collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity.
Now the challenge is to build this 4Cs into my classroom and to help my students embrace this.