Every child in the U.S. needs 21st century knowledge and skills to succeed as effective citizens, workers and leaders. This can be accomplished by fusing the three Rs and four Cs.
There is a profound gap between the knowledge and skills most students learn in school and the knowledge and skills they need in typical 21st century communities and workplaces.
To successfully face rigorous higher education coursework, career challenges and a globally competitive workforce, U.S. schools must align classroom environments with real world environments by fusing the three Rs and four Cs:
- The three Rs include: English, reading or language arts; mathematics; science;
foreign languages; civics; government; economics; arts; history; and geography.
- The four Cs include: critical thinking and problem solving; communication,
collaboration; and creativity and innovation.
As the three Rs serves as an umbrella for other subjects, the four Cs do for other skills.
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• Critical thinking and Problem Solving
• Creativity and Innovation