Each educational institution, each industry, and each business sector within an industry is likely to have their own unique requirements for what 21st century skills are needed to develop a successful, innovative, and sustainable future. When looking at a few areas (including educational and professional contexts) where research and strategy development have been conducted on this matter, there are some common trends. One of these common trends is the ability to understand, appreciate, and act on the concept that learning, personal growth, and professional aptitude are not “one and done” achievements. In order to develop a core set of professional skills, a transferable set of general skills, and a dynamic set of 21st century skills, it is imperative that one first develops the most critical skill of being a lifelong learner.
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