What do students need to learn?

Cognitive Skills

(see Blooms Taxonomy)

  • Knowledge (Remembering previously learned material; memorizing)
  • Comprehension (Grasping the meaning of material)
  • Application (Using information in concrete situations; organizing; estimating)
  • Analysis (Breaking down material into parts)
  • Synthesis (Putting parts together into a whole; creativity)
  • Evaluation (Judging the value of a product for a given purpose, using definite criteria)

21st Century Student Outcomes

These are the skills, knowledge and expertise students should master to succeed in work and life in the 21st century.

  1. Core Subjects and 21st Century Themes
  2. Learning and Innovation Skills
    1. Creativity and Innovation
    2. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    3. Communication and Collaboration
  3. Information, Media and Technology Skills
    1. Information Literacy
    2. Media Literacy
    3. ICT Literacy
  4. Life and Career Skills



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