21ST CENTURY SKILLS - THINKING AND PROBLEM-SOLVING
Developing critical thinking, systems thinking, problem solving, creativity and
innovation is so important to our children today.
When your son or daughter demonstrates originality and inventiveness in his or her work
and develops, implements and communicates new ideas to others you will know that
he or she is on his or her way to being ready for the 21st century workplace.
Being open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives and acting on creative
ideas to make useful contributions, exercising sound reasoning in understanding,
and make complex choices and decisions are all important skills in the marketplace.
As they understanding the interconnections among systems and ask significant questions
that clarify various points of view and that lead to better solutions, they will make
themselves valuable in any profession.
Creativity and Innovation Skills
Demonstrating originality and inventiveness in work
Developing, implementing and communicating new ideas to others
Being open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives
Acting on creative ideas to make a tangible and useful contribution to
the domain in which the innovation occurs
Some creative ways kids are learning in school are through podcasts. What's
a podcast you say? Watch this video to find out:
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Exercising sound reasoning in understanding
Making complex choices and decisions
Understanding the interconnections among systems
Identifying and asking significant questions that clarify various points of view and lead to better solutions
Framing, analyzing and synthesizing information to solve problems and answer questions
Articulating thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively through speaking and writing
Demonstrating ability to work effectively with diverse teams
Exercising flexibility and willingness to be helpful in making necessary compromises to accomplish a common goal
Assuming shared responsibility for collaborative work
Wikis are a 21st century way that students are learning to communicate and collaborate.
Click on the picture on the right and visit the Harper-Allen Team Wiki!
PS: A wiki is a webpage that allows those who have access to it to work together, contribute
or modify the pages.