The 4 C’s Essential for the 21st Century

4 c's essential for the 21st century

“Some skills were pointed out as essential for the 21st century that should be developed in the classroom, preferably since childhood and now within distance learning.

It is called the 4 C’s because due to the following: critical thinking; collaboration; communication and creativity, they were designated by the National Education Association (NEA), as being the most important for Basic Education. We will explore these concepts and then the relationship with work.


Critical Thinking

Look at the problem, and challenge it in a different and optimistic way. In solving puzzles or crosswords, and similar activities, critical thinking also includes an element of scepticism.



Work together to achieve the goals. Putting talents, gifts, experience, and knowledge at the service of work. 



Share thoughts, questions, ideas and solutions. It is essential to make your voice heard in the organization you work for. 



Research approaches, other readings, and other subjects, to do new and different things. Try to do things that you think you are not born to do; make your brain squeeze to try something new -the practice of thinking outside the box.

More importantly, they also become motivated to share that creativity with others and make the creativity creation move around, in this way your first thought will be alive. 

Given these definitions, we can understand that they are the same and essential SOFT SKILLS (not linked to knowledge to technical knowledge) that people, leaders and employees must carry in their professional pack of knowledge.

Human behaviour is not immutable.

The 4 C’s do not depend on diplomas and certificates.

So, why not take advantage and become a better person and professional?

Do you know that there are 4C’s for Social Media as well? The physical representation of a revolution in the way consumers obtain (and create) information on social networks, but it will be the subject of a forward post. “

Wrote by Ana Carla Soane

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