21st Century Ready at Oxford World School
What are 21st Century Skills ? These skills are intended to help students keep up with the lightning-pace of today’s modern markets. Each skill is unique in how it helps students, but they all have one quality in common. They’re essential in the age of the Internet. How are 21st Century Skills taught at Oxford World School ? 1) Our students are empowered with the resources to innovate at OWS Innovation is what defines this century. OWS understands the importance of thinking out-of-the-box, creating and innovating, and empower our students to do the same. The students of OWS are 21st-Century Ready 2) Our students learn to collaborate and ideate with others at OWS Collaboration is considered as an important 21st-Century Skill as it helps us learn from each other. Through collaboration, we become familiar with different opinions, ideas and feedback, all of which can stimulate our growth. OWS understands the powerful tool of collaboration and encourages its students to engage in teamwork. The students of OWS are 21st-Century Ready with willing collaboration skills 3) Our students are made environmentally aware at OWS With the evident climate change, it has become a necessity for us to become environmentally aware citizens. At OWS, we make it a point to ensure that our students grow into environmentally aware citizens that also contribute in protecting it. The students of OWS are 21st-Century Ready. 4) Our students are taught about Internet Safety at OWS The Internet is now an integral part of our lives. It thus becomes extremely important for us to completely understand it. We are committed to educating our students about the world of the internet and all the pros and cons it comes with. The students of OWS are 21-Century Ready with internet awareness 5) Our students are encouraged to take initiatives Taking initiative is considered as an important 21-st Century Skill as it helps students become resourceful, without the necessity of being instructed or guided. It improves resilience, determination, and builds strong decision-making skills. The students of OWS are 21-Century Ready with the confidence and the drive to take initiatives
In the face of such rapid change, educators and activists are promoting 21st century skills to prepare students for an unknown future and jobs that have yet to be created.