Musings on 21st. Century Skills

What are the latest 21st. Century Skills? This article provides an overview.

According to the World Economic Forum 21st. Century Skills can be divided into 3 broad categories:

Foundational Literacies

Literacy
Numeracy
Scientific literacy
ICT literacy
Financial literacy
Cultural and civic literacy

Competences

Critical Thinking
Creativity
Communication
Collaboration

Character Qualities

Curiosity
Initiative
Persistence
Adaptability
Leadership
Social and cultural awareness

The Top 10 skills for 2015:

1 Complex problem solving
2 Coordinating with others
3 People management
4 Critical Thinking
5 Negotiation
6 Quality Control
7 Service Orientation
8 Judgement and Decision Making
9 Active Listening
10 Creativity

The Top 10 skills for 2020:

1 Complex problem solving
2 Critical Thinking
3 Creativity
4 People management
5 Coordinating with others
6 Emotional Intelligence
7 Judgement and Decision Making
8 Service Orientation
9 Negotiation
10 Cognitive Flexibility