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  • 1. VIVIANA SANCHEZ 15/10/10

2. The driving force for the 21st century is the intellectual capital of citizens.Political, social, and economic advances during this millennium will be possible only if the intellectual potential of youth is developed now. It should be no surprise that what students learnas well as how they learn it and how often they must refresh these skills setsis changing.The urgency for building the capacity of workers to meet the needs of the 21st century is readily apparent in the number of high profile groups publishing reports as calls for action.This list of 21st century skills has been compiled from the many excellent works published in the 1990s, as well as from contemporary literature, emerging research and the voice of representatives from education, business and industry. It is intended to serve as a bridge across public, business, industry, and education sectors through common definitions, and contexts for the skills most needed by students and workers in the emerging digital age. 3. 1. Digital Age LiteracyTodays Basics 2. Inventive ThinkingIntellectual Capital3. Interactive CommunicationSocial and Personal Skills4. Quality, State-of- the -Art Results 4. * Adaptability / Managing Complexity and Self - direction 5. Prioritizing, Planning, and Managing for Results Effective Use of Real-World Tools High Quality Results with Real-World Application 6. Research shows that to survive and indeed thrive in the 21st century, people must not only master content standards but also possess technical/technological and employability skills and abilities that reach beyond traditional academic disciplines.These competencies would include such things as oral and written communication skills, self-direction, social responsibility, mastery of technology and the ability to work in teams. Research also shows that when students are engaged in 21st century learning, including rigorous courses that incorporate critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, collaboration, contextual learning and information technology, they are more likely to graduate and transition to postsecondary education and careers. 7. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:01- r2mG6XR4J:teachertech21stcent.wikispaces.com/file/view/Tech%2BTools%2Bfor%2Bthe%2B 21st%2BCentury.pdf+21st+century+skills&cd=11&hl=es&ct=clnk&gl=co http://www.metiri.com/21st%20Century%20Skills/PDFtwentyfirst%20century%20skills.pdf