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What is Twenty-First Century Skills

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
A set of skills that individuals need to succeed in the 21 st century.
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Teaching Media and Information Literacy in the 21st Century
Sarah Gretter (Michigan State University, USA) and Aman Yadav (Michigan State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch199
In our hyper-connected era, individuals are constantly exposed to images and information that shape our digital culture. Possessing the competencies to understand how information is conveyed in our daily lives can therefore empower citizens to recognize its functions and effects on human communication. This chapter looks at the importance of Media & Information Literacy for individuals in the 21st century. It provides a brief history of the concept, as well as a detailed exploration of the competencies that compose it. It also refers to the role that educators play in its instruction and concludes with recommendations for teachers to start embedding MIL principles in their teaching.
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Those skills seen as critical to individual’s full participation in the globalized, complex, and uncertain times of the twenty-first century. There are numerous and varied lists defining twenty-first century skills but skills commonly listed include critical thinking, problem solving, cross cultural communication, cross disciplinary team work, team work, communication.
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