ABOUT THE 21st-CENTURY SKILLS AWARD
Reimagine Education is co-organized by QS Quacquarelli Symonds, whose founder, Nunzio Quacquarelli, is a passionate advocate of the role that universities play in the preparation of students for the global economy. That universities play this role is essential in a world where employers – and society – are increasingly requiring new core competencies: 21st-century skills.
What are 21st-century skills? This inaugural Reimagine Education Award recognizes the work done by P21 – the Partnership for 21st-Century Learning – to enumerate the core competencies that the successful contemporary learner, and worker, will possess.
These include, but are not limited to:
- Global awareness;
- Critical thinking/problem-solving;
- Information literacy;
- ICT literacy.
Our Award will recognize an employer who can demonstrate an evidence-based, innovative method of nurturing these skills in their employees. This Award also acknowledges that, as the workplace evolves ever-more-quickly, lifelong learning is going to become increasingly important for both learner and employer alike.
For the comprehensive list of skills, and more information about P21’s Framework for 21st-Century Learning, visit http://www.p21.org/our-work/p21-framework. Alternatively, interested readers can consult our Introductory Paper on the skills gap here.