Partnership for 21st Century Skills

McGraw Hill Education and Ennis, C. 2018. Partnership for 21st Century Skills . McGraw Hill Education.

TitlePartnership for 21st Century Skills
AuthorsMcGraw Hill Education and Ennis, C.
TypeDiscussion paper
Abstract

In this paper we explore what needs to be done by educators and businesses to help these new ideas to flourish.

It’s hard to imagine what the future workforce looks like, such is the rate of change we will inevitably experience through advances in technology. And yet, hard as it is, much effort is spent on predicting what the world will look like for the employers and employees of tomorrow, whether that’s imagining the volume and types of jobs that will be made redundant by the rapid development of robots and AI, or the percentage of school-age children who will be working in jobs that don’t currently exist. (The estimate is 65%1.) The
significant issue here is the need to be able to adapt to the future skills and employment needs in a way that exploits the opportunity that these developments bring and to do so in a sustainable way.

Likewise, a great deal of thought has been put into the
definition of skills needed for the future: 21st century skills. Much commentary has been offered in scholarly journals, in blog posts, and in magazine articles. Thoughts have been put forward by those in industry, by those in government, and by those involved in the educational sphere. Indeed, some – IBM in particular – have heralded the dawn of “new collar” jobs.2 For the interests of this paper, we are using the definitions found in the paper prepared by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the Boston Consulting Group New Vision for Education:Fostering Social and Emotional Learning through Technology.3

The graphic on the following page represents those
competencies and character qualities that are essential for
the future workforce as laid down in this ‘new vision’.

KeywordsBusiness Education
21st Century Skills
Competency
Character Qualities
Future Workforce
Year2018
PublisherMcGraw Hill Education
Publication dates
Published06 Nov 2018
LicenseCC BY-NC-ND
Web address (URL)https://medium.com/learning-matters/how-can-we-boost-21st-century-skills-1d718cb299eb?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWTJJeU5URXhaVGt6TURKaSIsInQiOiJiRk1lSFFLS0RFMytYbDhheHk0VFpseEhsVXZXZmhNdUhMS011d1hYdjZOcTV2UzhTaDZRNFRsUDR2a3JBZTRtRk9ldjlHR3RMNVVSMHE4YmVmdEFPNCtUbk1SbjNrRnRYZCtwQVF1cEFcL1N1WjlwTDZJa1dMSnRVbVwvSXNLQXJObXBWRnIzaHZBb0g0Zlk0ZGhITEFwUT09In0%3D
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