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The education industry needs to focus on how to prepare students for the universe, not just for a university! Everything changes with time, and so does education. As discussed at top education conferences, using outdated curriculums for new-age students may not be sufficient to equip them with the skills they need to build a robust future.

The recent COVID strike is a tough learning lesson for the education sector. Thousands of people lost their jobs, and many businesses shut down due to a lack of modern age skills. From various education conferences 2022, we learned that to ensure this unfortunate situation never arises again, we must work with the young generation by teaching them 21st-century skills. Let’s start with the classrooms.

What Is 21st Century Skill?

The most critical talents for success in today's job are 21st century skills. It means establishing and mastering skills and abilities that are strongly needed not only for survival in the real world but to create a future of prosperity in every part of life.

Critical thinking, communication, problem-solving, cooperation, conscious thinking, creative approaches, digital literacy, and other skills are examples of 21st century skills. Students must acquire these talents in the classroom to have successful professions in the future!

Top 21st Century Skills That Schools Should Focus On Teaching

We are living in an ever-changing world. No one can commit to what the future holds for us and what will be the saturation point for innovations and technologies. But no matter in which era we live, 21st-century skills or soft skills apply to every phase of life. Here is a deeper look into the top 21st century skills that schools should focus on teaching, as recommended by a speaker at the Education 2.0 Conference:

Learning Skills

Rational thinking, creative thinking, problem-solving, logical analysis, collaboration skills, communication, etc., all come under learning skills. These skills are highly needed when it comes to thinking out of the box, real-time solutions, intuitive thinking, and finding solutions. Whether today or in the coming decades, this skill is a foundation of the human persona.

Literacy Skills

Digital literacy, technology literacy, data & information literacy, and media literacy are the most needed skills to upgrade the literacy capabilities of students. These skills have now become a must-have requirement in any field. The digital world is evolving at a rapid pace, and to keep up, we need intelligent students who can navigate these waters. The future belongs to those who are working on their digital literacy skills.

Life Skills

Time management, conscious living, healthy habits, socializing, productivity, leadership, etc., are examples of life skills. Without developing life skills, one can not go far in life. The two skills mentioned above won’t give you much fruit if you are not deeply rooted or in sync with life.


Today, the world is more competitive than ever, and 21st-century skills prepare students to raise their competency levels in this uncertain world. To gain more insight on how the education community should help cultivate 21st-century skills, attend the Education 2.0 Conference, where experienced educationists will explain how a teacher, school principal, or education investors can produce the best results.

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Ashif Abbasi
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Ashif Abbasi works with the Education 2.0 Conference’s team to enhance the attendee experience. The three-day conference will unite leaders who are shaping the future of global education. It will have hundreds of delegates under one roof who will network and learn more about the latest education technologies, promising pedagogical models, and how community members can play a part in eliminating education degree scams and fraudulent schemes.