Download a high resolution poster that showcases the 4 C's of 21st century skills: Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, and Critical Thinking. The definitions for each skill is from Partnership for 21st Century Skills (p21.org), an organization dedicated in helping all learners acquire skills that they need for their future lives.
Students need to develop and confidently applying 21st century skills to help produce creative solutions and products to complex problems and challenges. The essential 21st century skills students need to develop are the 4 C’s: Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking.
For students to develop and create quality, innovative solutions and products, they must come up with new ideas, have the courage to carry their ideas out, and effectively communicate them to their peers and audience. Students need to find multiple solutions to problems through the skills and knowledge of multiple disciplines, and work productively with others towards a common goal.