TWENTY FIRST CENTURY SKILLS
21st century skills is the term used to denote certain core competencies such as digital literacy, collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving abilities that one should learn to survive in today’s world.
The previous education systems focussed on memorizing facts, little importance on skill, and learning passively. The 21st century learning offers an opportunity to synergize contents and skills. It fosters creation of individuals who are risk takers.
Some of the 21st century skills include creativity, critical thinking, problem solving ability, collaboration, communication, information literacy, media literacy, technology literacy, flexibility, leadership, initiative, productivity, social skills.
For change is inevitable, any industry is bound to change with new ideas and technologies. The importance of these 21st century skills lies in the fact that these skills enhance the ability of an individual to adapt and enact change. Therefore the present generation should learn these skills, or atleast be able to react to it, else they will be obsolete.