21st Century Skills Students Should Have

Changes in society affect many, individuals and institutions. It is one of these institutions in education. The changes experienced also bring about some changes in terms of education. The behavior and knowledge expected from a student in the past are now different. As a result of research by scientists, the 21st Century. skills are listed as follows.

Learning and Renewal Skills

Creativity and Renewal

To show originality and creativity in working life

Developing, implementing and communicating new ideas that will benefit others

Being open and compatible with new and different perspectives

I provide concrete and useful assistance with my creative ideas in areas where innovation develops.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Reasoning correctly to understand

Making complex choices and decisions

Understanding intersystem relationships

Identifying and asking questions to clarify different perspectives and to produce more effective solutions

Limiting, analyzing and combining information to solve problems and answer questions

Communication and Cooperation

Combine and use thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively when speaking and writing

Show the ability to work effectively in different teams

Being flexible and willing to make the necessary effort to reach a common goal

Sharing responsibility for collaborative work


Information, Media and Technology Skills

Information Literacy

For the solution of the problems; to reach information at an adequate and effective level, to evaluate information critically and adequately, to use it correctly and creatively

To have a basic understanding of ethical and legal issues regarding the access and use of information

Media Literacy

Understanding how messages in the media are structured for what purposes and using what tools, features and innovations

Observing how people interpret messages differently, how value judgments and perspectives are put to work and how the media affect beliefs and behaviors.

To have a basic understanding of ethical and legal issues regarding the access and use of information

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy

To use digital technologies, communication tools and / or networks appropriately to access, manage, integrate, evaluate and create information for the economic use of information

To use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate and share knowledge, and have a basic understanding of ethical and legal issues for accessing and using information


Life and Professional Skills

Flexibility and Adaptability

Adapting to different roles and responsibilities

Working effectively in complex and changing priorities

Entrepreneurship and Self-Orientation

Observe your own understanding and learning needs

Exploring and expanding their own learning boundaries and opportunities by going beyond the boundaries of basic skills and / or curriculum to specialize

To attempt to raise their skills to a professional level

Defining, prioritizing and completing tasks without the supervision of others

Using time effectively and managing workload

Demonstrate decisive behavior that learning is a lifelong process

Social and Intercultural Skills

Working appropriately and productively with others

Adjusting the common understanding of the groups when appropriate

Filling the gaps between cultural differences and using different perspectives to increase innovation and improve the quality of work

Productivity and Responsibility

Setting and achieving high standards and goals in order to do the job on time and with high quality

Demonstrate rigorous and positive business ethics (e.g. arrive on time and be reliable)

Leadership and Responsibility

Use interpersonal and problem-solving skills to influence and guide others towards a specific goal

Organizing the strengths of others to achieve a common goal

To exhibit honest and ethical behavior

To behave responsibly by considering the benefit of society in mind

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