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21st Century Skills Framework for Eighth Grade Social Studies

P21-1. CORE SUBJECTS AND 21st CENTURY THEMES

1.2. Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy

1.2.1. Knowing how to make appropriate personal economic choices
1.2.2. Understanding the role of the economy in society
1.2.3. Using entrepreneurial skills to enhance workplace productivity and career options

1.4. Health Literacy

1.4.2. Understanding preventive physical and mental health measures, including proper diet, nutrition, exercise, risk avoidance and stress reduction

P21-2. LEARNING AND INNOVATION SKILLS

2.1. CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION

2.1.1. Think Creatively
2.1.1.1. Use a wide range of idea creation techniques (such as brainstorming)

2.2. CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING

2.2.1. Reason Effectively
2.2.1.1. Use various types of reasoning (inductive, deductive, etc.) as appropriate to the situation
2.2.3. Make Judgments and Decisions
2.2.3.1. Effectively analyze and evaluate evidence, arguments, claims and beliefs
2.2.3.2. Analyze and evaluate major alternative points of view
2.2.3.3. Synthesize and make connections between information and arguments
2.2.3.4. Interpret information and draw conclusions based on the best analysis
2.2.3.5. Reflect critically on learning experiences and processes
2.2.4. Solve Problems
2.2.4.1. Solve different kinds of non-familiar problems in both conventional and innovative ways

2.3. COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION

2.3.1. Communicate Clearly
2.3.1.1. Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts
2.3.1.3. Use communication for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate and persuade)
2.3.1.4. Utilize multiple media and technologies, and know how to judge their effectiveness a priori as well as assess their impact
2.3.1.5. Communicate effectively in diverse environments (including multi-lingual)

P21-3. INFORMATION, MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

3.1. INFORMATION LITERACY

3.1.2. Use and Manage Information
3.1.2.1. Use information accurately and creatively for the issue or problem at hand

3.2. MEDIA LITERACY

3.2.1. Analyze Media
3.2.1.2. Examine how individuals interpret messages differently, how values and points of view are included or excluded, and how media can influence beliefs and behaviors

3.3. ICT (Information, Communications and Technology) LITERACY

3.3.1. Apply Technology Effectively
3.3.1.1. Use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate and communicate information
3.3.1.2. Use digital technologies (computers, PDAs, media players, GPS, etc.), communication/networking tools and social networks appropriately to access, manage, integrate, evaluate and create information to successfully function in a knowledge economy
3.3.1.3. Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information technologies

P21-4. LIFE AND CAREER SKILLS

4.2. INITIATIVE AND SELF-DIRECTION

4.2.1. Manage Goals and Time
4.2.1.1. Set goals with tangible and intangible success criteria
4.2.1.2. Balance tactical (short-term) and strategic (long-term) goals
4.2.1.3. Utilize time and manage workload efficiently
4.2.3. Be Self-directed Learners
4.2.3.2. Demonstrate initiative to advance skill levels towards a professional level
4.2.3.4. Reflect critically on past experiences in order to inform future progress

4.3. SOCIAL AND CROSS-CULTURAL SKILLS

4.3.1. Interact Effectively with Others
4.3.1.1. Know when it is appropriate to listen and when to speak
4.3.1.2. Conduct themselves in a respectable, professional manner
4.3.2. Work Effectively in Diverse Teams
4.3.2.2. Respond open-mindedly to different ideas and values

4.4. PRODUCTIVITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

4.4.1. Manage Projects
4.4.1.1. Set and meet goals, even in the face of obstacles and competing pressures
4.4.1.2. Prioritize, plan and manage work to achieve the intended result
4.4.2. Produce Results
4.4.2.1. Work positively and ethically
4.4.2.2. Manage time and projects effectively
4.4.2.3. Multi-task
4.4.2.4. Participate actively, as well as be reliable and punctual
4.4.2.5. Present oneself professionally and with proper etiquette
4.4.2.6. Collaborate and cooperate effectively with teams
4.4.2.7. Respect and appreciate team diversity
4.4.2.8. Be accountable for results

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