The 21st century student outcomes are the skills, knowledge and expertise students should master to succeed in work and life in the 21st century.  The P21’s Framework for 21st Century Learning was developed with input from teachers, education experts, and business leaders to define and illustrate the skills and knowledge students need to succeed in work, life and citizenship, as well as the support systems necessary for 21st century learning outcomes.

The theme and skill categories below have corresponding  Student Outcomes.   Determine which outcomes you have already included in your courses, or use as a reference to consider adding to your course.

21st Century Interdisciplinary Themes:

  • Global awareness
  • Financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial literacy
  • Civic literacy
  • Health literacy
  • Environmental literacy

 Learning and Innovation Skills:

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Collaboration

Information, Media and Technology Skills:

  • Information Literacy
  • Media Literacy
  • ICT Literacy

Life and Career Skills:

  • Flexibility & Adaptability
  • Initiative & Self Direction
  • Social & Cross-Cultural Skills
  • Productivity & Accountability
  • Leadership & Responsibility