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LEADERSHIP AND RESPONSIBILITY Guide and Lead Others • Use interpersonal and problem-solving skills to influence and guide others toward a goal • Leverage strengths of others to accomplish a common goal • Inspire others to reach their very best via example and selflessness • Demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior in using influence and power Be Responsible to Others • Act responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind
FLEXIBILITY AND ADAPTABILITY Adapt to Change • Adapt to varied roles, jobs responsibilities, schedules and contexts • Work effectively in a climate of ambiguity and changing priorities Be Flexible • Incorporate feedback effectively • Deal positively with praise, setbacks and criticism • Understand, negotiate and balance diverse views and beliefs to reach workable solutions, particularly in multi-cultural environments
SOCIAL AND CROSS-CULTURAL SKILLS Interact Effectively with Others • Know when it is appropriate to listen and when to speak • Conduct themselves in a respectable, professional manner Work Effectively in Diverse Teams
PRODUCTIVITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY Manage Projects • Set and meet goals, even in the face of obstacles and competing pressures • Prioritize, plan and manage work to achieve the intended result Produce Results • Demonstrate additional attributes associated with producing high quality products including the abilities to: - Work positively and ethically - Manage time and projects effectively - Multi-task - Participate actively, as well as be reliable and punctual - Present oneself professionally and with proper etiquette - Collaborate and cooperate effectively with teams - Respect and appreciate team
INITIATIVE AND SELF-DIRECTION Manage Goals and Time • Set goals with tangible and intangible success criteria • Balance tactical (short-term) and strategic (long-term) goals • Utilize time and manage workload efficiently Work Independently • Monitor, define, prioritize and complete tasks without direct oversight Be Self-directed Learners • Go beyond basic mastery of skills and/or curriculum to explore and expand one’s own learning and opportunities to gain expertise • Demonstrate initiative to advance skill levels towards a professional level • Demonstrate commitment to learning as a lifelong process • Reflect critically on past experiences in order to inform future progress
ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the environment and the circumstances and conditions affecting it, particularly as it relates to air, climate, land, food, energy, water and ecosystems • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of society’s impact on the natural world (e.g., population growth, population development, resource consumption rate, etc.) • Investigate and analyze environmental issues, and make accurate conclusions about effective solutions • Take individual and collective action towards addressing environmental challenges (e.g., participating in global actions, designing solutions that inspire action on environmental issues)
GLOBAL AWARENESS • Using 21st century skills to understand and address global issues • Learning from and working collaboratively with individuals representing diverse cultures, religions and lifestyles in a spirit of mutual respect and open dialogue in personal, work and community contexts • Understanding other nations and cultures, including the use of non-English languages
FINANCIAL, ECONOMIC, BUSINESS and ENTREPRENEURIAL LITERACY • Knowing how to make appropriate personal economic choices • Understanding the role of the economy in society • Using entrepreneurial skills to enhance workplace productivity and career options
HEALTH LITERACY • Obtaining, interpreting and understanding basic health information and services and using such information and services in ways that enhance health • Understanding preventive physical and mental health measures, including proper diet, nutrition, exercise, risk avoidance and stress reduction • Using available information to make appropriate health-related decisions • Establishing and monitoring personal and family health goals • Understanding national and international public health and safety issues
CIVIC LITERACY • Participating effectively in civic life through knowing how to stay informed and understanding governmental processes • Exercising the rights and obligations of citizenship at local, state, national and global levels • Understanding the local and global implications of civic decisions
MEDIA LITERACY Analyze Media • Understand both how and why media messages are constructed, and for what purposes • Examine how individuals interpret messages differently, how values and points of view are included or excluded, and how media can influence beliefs and behaviors • Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of media Create Media Products • Understand and utilize the most appropriate media creation tools, characteristics and conventions • Understand and effectively utilize the most appropriate expressions and interpretations in diverse, multi-cultural environments
INFORMATION LITERACY Access and Evaluate Information • Access information efficiently (time) and effectively (sources) • Evaluate information critically and competently Use and Manage Information • Use information accurately and creatively for the issue or problem at hand • Manage the flow of information from a wide variety of sources • Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information
ICT (Information, Communications and Technology) LITERACY Apply Technology Effectively • Use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate and communicate information • Use digital technologies (computers, PDAs, media players, GPS, etc.), communication/networking tools and social networks appropriately to access, manage, integrate, evaluate and create information to successfully function in a knowledge economy • Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information technologies
CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION Think Creatively • Use a wide range of idea creation techniques (such as brainstorming) • Create new and worthwhile ideas (both incremental and radical concepts) • Elaborate, refine, analyze and evaluate their own ideas in order to improve and maximize creative efforts Work Creatively with Others • Develop, implement and communicate new ideas to others effectively • Be open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives; incorporate group input and feedback into the work • Demonstrate originality and inventiveness in work and understand the real world limits to adopting new ideas • View failure as an opportunity to learn; understand that creativity and innovation is a long-term, cyclical process of small successes and frequent mistakes
CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING Reason Effectively • Use various types of reasoning (inductive, deductive, etc.) as appropriate to the situation Use Systems Thinking • Analyze how parts of a whole interact with each other to produce overall outcomes in complex systems Make Judgments and Decisions • Effectively analyze and evaluate evidence, arguments, claims and beliefs • Analyze and evaluate major alternative points of view • Synthesize and make connections between information and arguments • Interpret information and draw conclusions based on the best analysis • Reflect critically on learning experiences and processes Solve Problems • Solve different kinds of non-familiar problems in both conventional and innovative ways • Identify and ask significant questions that clarify various points of view and lead to better solutions
Collaborate with Others • Demonstrate ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams • Exercise flexibility and willingness to be helpful in making necessary compromises to accomplish a common goal • Assume shared responsibility for collaborative work, and value the individual contributions made by each team member
Communicate Clearly • Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts • Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions • Use communication for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate and persuade) • Utilize multiple media and technologies, and know how to judge their effectiveness as well as assess their impact • Communicate effectively in diverse environments (including multi-lingual)
About the Partnership for 21st Century Skills The Partnership for 21st Century Skills is a national organization that advocates for the integration of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and communication into the teaching of core academic subjects such as English, reading or language arts, world languages, arts, mathematics, economics, science, geography, history, government and civics. The Partnership and our member organizations provide tools and resources that help facilitate and drive this necessary change. www.p21.org Battelle for Kids
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