About 21st Century Skills
Mission and Vision
Why They Are Needed
-- The World Is Changing
-- Global Competition
-- Different Skills Required
-- Education Must Change
Why They Are Important
-- Closing the Gap
What They Are
-- Core Subjects
-- Learning and Innovation Skills
-- Information Media and Technology Skills
-- Life and Career Skills
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The World Is Changing

Over the last several decades, the economy has shifted from an industrial one based on manufacturing to a service economy driven by information, knowledge and innovation.

Education must change how it prepares students for the different demands that a 21st century service economy will place on them and ensure they have the skills they will need for success.