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The 8 Skills Students Must Have for the Future

Posted on 05/26/2015

Beyond the 3Rs

This spring Edudemic once again features the topic addressed in the summer of 2014 about the future must-have skills for all learners. This time Micheal Sledd builds on Katie Lepi's writing, as well as Pearson's 2014 "The Learning Curve" report.

Defined in this context the eight skills most necessary to succeed in the 21st century External link opens in new window or tab are the following:

  • Leadership
  • Digital Literacy
  • Communication
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Citizenship
  • Problem-solving and
  • Team-working

The author states that: "In order to incorporate these skills into their lessons and to develop student ability in each area, teachers must first understand what these things truly mean." Start by reading about these skills in more depth in Edudemic's April 2, 2015 blog post External link opens in new window or tab.