Twenty-first 21st century skills and competencies

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Definition
‘Those skills and competencies young people will be required to have in order to be effective workers and citizens in the knowledge society of the 21st century’ (Ananiadou, 2009: 5). For example: creativity, innovation, critical thinking, decision-making, collaboration, communication, productivity and leadership.

References
Ananiadou, K. 2009. ‘21st century skills and competences in OECD countries’. In: Innovation Strategy: Education and Skills. Paris: Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). Retrieved from: http://www.oecd.org/edu/ceri/44254873.ppt.

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