What is 21st-Century Skill Learning and Why Do You Need to Know?

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that the future of work is entirely unpredictable. We have witnessed the creation of new jobs while watching jobs once deemed essential die out. That is why Leaders of Evolution has carefully curated courses that are geared to helping students with 21st-century learning. Our team has taken into account that the workforce will make a dramatic shift from routine manual tasks to focusing more on people and problem-solving. Our EdTech programs concentrate on learning skills that will hold value in any possible workforce. At Leaders of Evolution, we inspire the career-ready leaders of tomorrow, today!

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The Importance of 21st-Century Skill Learning

21st-century learning relies less on learning facts and data and refers to the learning skills students need to be successful in collaboration, communication, critical thinking, adaptability, and perseverance. By focusing on the importance of future work skills, Leaders of Evolution teaches students to value things like creativity and innovation. No matter what career field students choose to enter, 21st-century learning will aid them in achieving their goals. A few topics our courses cover are the importance of goal setting, time management, and what it means to be a smart learner.

Using the Grit Formula for 21st-Century Learning

At Leaders of Evolution, we strongly believe in the power of the grit formula within 21st-century learning. Grit, a concept uncovered by American psychologist, Angela Duckworth, explores the significance of passion and perseverance in terms of success. Within her studies, Duckworth found that to much surprise, talent is not the key ingredient in achieving one’s goal. Instead, when we truly care about something we are much more likely to put in the effort needed to succeed. The Grit Formula breaks down what it takes to master learning skills — whatever this skill may be. 

Talent x Effort = Skill

Skill x Effort = Achievement

It’s important to note that within this formula effort counts twice. While talent isn’t something that one has total control of, effort is entirely up to us. Those who make a conscious effort to improve upon themselves and are passionate about learning skills are much more likely to succeed in their endeavours than those who rely on talent alone. 

Learning Skills with the 4 C’s Learning Framework

Our team at Leaders of Evolution is fiercely passionate about the success of us 4 C’s Learning Framework. These skills are extremely applicable to 21st-century learning in the sense that they will hold value in any possible workforce. Following each of our courses, students will leave with their Competence, Confidence, Character, and Connectedness enhanced. 

Competence: We define competence as relating to the skills the learner is developing whether they be technical (what) or tactical (how) and are intrinsically linked to performance outcomes in students. A competent student knows what skills they need and how to utilise them in order to achieve a goal. 

Confidence: This skill is all about the development of positive self-worth and recognition that the learner can use the knowledge gained to influence themselves and others. We believe a confident student is one who can acknowledge their accomplishments while still recognising the areas in which they need to improve upon. 

Character: At Leaders of Evolution, character relates to how the learner develops a sense of self-awareness and behaviours such as empathy, integrity and responsibility within the communities they apply their learning. One with good character is a student who displays their leadership capabilities in all of their efforts whether they be big or small. 

Connectedness: Connectedness relates to how the learner can establish and foster positive working relationships within the environments they apply their learning. A student who displays connectedness uses their interpersonal skills in an effort to help their peers and community. 

Through the implementation of our 21st-century learning courses…

Students will…

  • Develop their self-awareness and leadership effectiveness
  • Investigate, research and deliver projects to positively impact others
  • Develop and apply the 4 C’s – Competence, Confidence, Character & Connectedness in their environment

Teachers Will…

  • Gain more outcomes in less time
  • Establish & implement an effective student leadership framework
  • Leverage course resources, evaluate student progression and acknowledge the application of tangible leadership throughout the 21st-century learning course

Schools Will…

  • Develop and embrace student voice and agency
  • Encourage, challenge and celebrate the leadership learning experience of students
  • Recognise the achievements of student growth and the delivery of school community projects

Why Leaders of Evolution?

Leaders of Evolution is unique from its competitors in that we are relentless in our pursuit of new knowledge by exploring outside of our comfort zone and sharing all that we find with our valued clients. By challenging current thinking and seeking customer feedback, we are eager to improve upon our performance. Truthful and transparent, Leaders of Evolution is inspired to support and care for our team and clients through the virtue of mateship. By delivering industry-leading, innovative development programs, we are changing the paradigm of online learning. 

What More Are You Waiting For?

With Leaders of Evolution, not only can you look forward to achieving your goals, but exceeding them as well. We are so confident in courses’ abilities to aid your students in 21st-century learning, that we even offer a 30-day satisfaction guarantee! Save teachers time while maximising student outcomes through our e-Learning Hub where resources are made available on any device, anywhere, and any time.

Click here to try one of our Free Taster Courses to see all that we have to offer your school community. At Leaders of Evolution, you have absolutely nothing to lose, only glass ceilings to shatter!

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Has a passion for all things communications from creative writing to social activism. In her free time, she can be found arguing why New Jersey is the best state in America, why Syracuse University is the best school in the world, and how life under 5 ft isn’t as bad as it’s made out to be. When she’s not talking your ear off, she’s probably binge-watching Netflix with her friends. Arielle is so excited to work with Leaders of Evolution in inspiring a new generation of students & athletes!

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