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Sinclair1Candace Sinclair Professor Buenaflor English 101 1L27 November 2018Teaching more 21stCentury Skills21st Century skills are practical based skills that are essential to help prepare a student for the future. These skills can be broken into three categories: the categories are learning skills, literacy skills, and life skills. Students who are learning 21st Century skills, alongside their core subjects, will have the full advantage to become well-roundedand help them keep up with the high demands of today. Learning skills deals with the four C’s. The four C’s are Critical thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, and Communication. Being a critical thinker will allow a studentto find solutions to problems, and creativity will give students the ability to bring a uniqueperspective and help them think outside of the box. Collaboration pushes students to work together to achieve their goals as a collective, and this four C’s category can be the most difficult because a student must be willing to sacrifice parts of their own ideas and adopt others to help come up with the best solutions. It is crucial for students to understand proper communication skills. With this being said, students lacking communication skills are more likely unable to achieve becoming a well-rounded student (“What Are”).Literacy skills are called IMT skills. They are skills that represent the different elements in digital comprehension. These skills can be broken into three categories: thecategories are Information literacy, Media literacy, and Technology literacy. Information
Sinclair2literacy is about understanding facts, figures, statistics, and data. Media literacy deals with identifying publishing methods, outlets, and sources and understanding the difference between the ones that are credible and the ones that are not. Technology literacy is about understanding the machines that make the information age possible (“What Are”).Life skills are the final category that makes up 21st Century skills. Life skills are also known as FLIPS. These skills are meant to improve a student’s personal life as wellas their professional life. FLIPS stand for Flexibility, Leadership, Initiative, Productivity, and Social skills. These days, students struggle with flexibility since information has become quicker and easier to access. Students who are flexible will be able to show humility and accept that they always have room to grow and they cannot just rely on their past experiences and knowledge. Students must understand that this skill is a