28 Life Skills That Define Student Readiness [Infographic]
The primary focus of modern education is and always has been ensuring student readiness. This is a readiness, of course, for the best life we can have after school. For most, this means either graduating into post-secondary education or into promising careers.
We spend years in our desks and labs and study halls, preparing for success in the world outside the school walls. As such, it becomes a process of gradual skill building and mastery of abilities that will hopefully ensure we survive and thrive.
What are the skills that define student readiness for taking on college or careers? This infographic from Apex Learning features a list of 28 of them. From the infographic description:
“Across the country, schools and districts define their success, in part, by equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in higher education, on the job and in life. But what does a college and career ready student look like? It’s often what you can’t immediately see that shows a student is prepared for future learning and ready to meet 21st century workforce demands.”
The student readiness skills that make up this infographic include:
- Critical Thinking
- Growth Mindset
- Social & Emotional Skills
- Relationship Skills
- Responsible Decision-Making
- Social-Awareness & Perspective-Taking
- Flexible & Adaptable
- Active Learner
- Project & Task Management
- Articulate Strengths & Areas of Need
- Life Management
- Curious & Inquisitive
- Digital Citizens
- Innovative & Entrepreneurial
- Passionate & Positive
- Embrace Failure
- Analytical & Evaluative
- Grit & Perseverance
- Logic & Reasoning
- Cross-Cultural Communication
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