21st Century Soft Skills

21st Century Soft Skills

The skills required to enable an individual to face the challenges of globally-active, digitally transforming, creatively progressing 21st century.

BEFORE WE START

Want to know Why?

Developing and enhancing human skills and capabilities through education, learning and meaningful work are key drivers of economic success, of individual well-being and societal cohesion in this century. The global shift to a future of work is defined by an ever-expanding cohort of new technologies, by new sectors and markets, by global economic systems that are more interconnected than in any other point in history, and by information that travels fast and spreads wide. Yet the past decade of technological advancement has also brought about the looming possibility of mass job displacement, untenable skills shortages and a competing claim to the unique nature of human intelligence now challenged by artificial intelligence. This revolution is known as the ‘Fourth Industrial revolution’.  So we can predict that the coming decade will require a ‘purposeful leadership’ to arrive at a future of work that fulfils human potential and creates broadly shared prosperity. With the onset of the 21st century, the entire world has witnessed an era of intense transformation in all areas, whether it is education, global trade and economy, technology or society. Recently, the covid-19 pandemic is also throwing up challenges for an individual to cope with its impacts. Naturally, for such times, a different skill set is required that would enable an individual to cope-up and succeed in facing the challenges in real-life, leading to his holistic progress. These skills are addressed as 21st Century Skills.


Today, because of rapid economic and social change, schools have to prepare students for jobs that have not yet been created, technologies that have not yet been invented, and problems that we don't yet know will arise

21st Century Soft Skills

It broadly consists of three major skill-sets: Learning skills, Literacy skills and Life skills

Learning Skills

The skills required for the acquisition of new knowledge. These are ‘Critical Thinking’,

‘Creative Thinking’, ‘Collaboration’ and ‘Communication’ skills.

The skills required for the acquisition of new knowledge. These are ‘Critical Thinking’, ‘Creative Thinking’, ‘Collaboration’ and ‘Communication’ skills. 

CRITICAL THINKING SKILL

It is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.

CREATIVE THINKING SKILL

It is a skill that lets you consider things from a fresh perspective and different angles. It's an inventive thought process that results in surprising conclusions and new ways of doing things. Or we can say that it is a way to develop novel or unorthodox solutions that do not depend wholly on past or current solutions.

COLLABORATION SKILL

It is all about working together, towards a common goal.

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COMMUNICATION SKILL

It is the act of thinking about what we wish to say before uttering words, of organizing the thoughts we wish others to hear and discuss so they will result in appropriate action.

Literacy Skills

Literacy skills are the skills that help in creating and gaining new knowledge and abilities through reading, media and digital resources. These are ‘Information Literacy’, ‘Media Literacy’, ‘Technology Literacy’ and ‘Financial Literacy’.

Literacy skills are the skills that help in creating and gaining new knowledge and abilities through reading, media and digital resources. These are ‘Information Literacy’, ‘Media Literacy’, ‘Technology Literacy’ and ‘Financial Literacy’.

INFORMATION LITERACY

It is that skillset which equips them with the critical skills necessary to become lifelong learners.

MEDIA LITERACY

It is our awareness regarding our mediated environment or consumption of mass communication. It is our ability to responsibly comprehend, access, and use mass communication in our personal and professional lives.

TECHNOLOGY LITERACY

It is the ability to use, manage, understand, and assess technology.

FINANCE LITERACY

It is the ability to understand and effectively use various financial skills, including personal financial management, budgeting, and investing.

Life Skills

Life skills are the skills required for successfully leading everyday life in this century. These are  ‘Flexibility’, ‘Leadership’, ‘Initiative’, ‘Productivity’ and ‘Social skills’.

Life skills are the skills required for successfully leading everyday life in this century. These are  ‘Flexibility’, ‘Leadership’, ‘Initiative’, ‘Productivity’ and ‘Social skills’.

FLEXIBILITY SKILL

It is a personality trait that describes the extent to which someone can cope with changes in circumstances and think about problems and tasks in a novel in creative ways.

LEADERSHIP SKILL

Leadership is an influence of personal Power that creates progressively advancing communities towards the common purpose.

INITIATIVE SKILL

It is the ability to do work without being told what to do.

PRODUCTIVITY SKILL

It is the ability to work efficiently in a specific period of time and produce a better output as compared to your input.

SOCIAL SKILL

These are the skills we use every day to interact and communicate with others.

Therefore,

it is highly recommended for both our current and new generations to become efficient in 21st century soft skills. But Gen Z and ɑ are not aware of this. So We as ‘Chatshala’ are here to enable your cerebral capacities and rejuvenate your potential to explore more to face the challenges of this century by making your ‘passion to profession’ journey more adventurous and joyful. We wish you all the very best!

it is highly recommended for both our current and new generations to become efficient in 21st century soft skills. But Gen Z and ɑ are not aware of this. So We as ‘Chatshala’ are here to enable your cerebral capacities and rejuvenate your potential to explore more to face the challenges of this century by making your ‘passion to profession’ journey more adventurous and joyful. We wish you all the very best!