DIGITALS

As a citizen of the 21st century,
you should be able to

 
  • confidently navigate new technologies and social media; identify, select, critically read, and manage different sources of information;

  • combine basic knowledge with problem-solving skills to complete online tasks and develop online products;

  • manage cloud computing and data storage; program and understand the logic of computational thinking;

  • be a digital citizen who collaborates, interacts, and contributes to the collective intelligence of the online community by creating positive (non-toxic) contents and interactions;

  • use online banking and e-government services; buy and sell goods and services online.

Digital skills go beyond simply learning how to use computer, cellphone, or social media. They include:

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Competence
Area
Skills
  • Have basic knowledge of information, data, and technology (browsing, searching, filtering, and managing data, information, and digital contents).
  • Use e-government services, online banking, online transactions; buy and sell goods and services online.
  • Adopt, adapt, and use digital devices, applications, and services.
  • Utilize digital devices for work and learning.
  • Collaborate online.
  • Develop digital contents and interact online harnessing technology.
  • Search and share information and integrate and rework on digital contents.
  • Be knowledgeable about copyrights and license issues.
  • Become part of online network and use social media to share information and ideas.
  • Read critically and produce creatively personal and professional media contents.
  • Program using coding language.
  • Understand and decompose the problem; extract and organize key elements for problem solving.
  • Automate effective procedures and methods to solve problem using ICT devices and computers.
  • Create, store, access, and manage data and information in the cloud.
  • Program using coding language to build, deploy, and manage applications.
  • Watch out for cyberbullying and be aware of netiquette, legal status of online contents, digital footprints, privacy, and safety.
  • Participate in civic activities harnessing technology.
  • Manage online identity and reputation.
  • Engage in safe and ethical behaviors online.

Sources: The framework is based on a review of existing digital competency frameworks
(TeachHub, 2019; European Commission, 2016; JISC, 2014; KERIS, 2019).

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21st century skills help individuals of all ages to reinvent themselves throughout life, adapt to changing and diverse circumstances, and identify opportunities for growth amid differences.

 

What are these skills?

ADAPTABILITY
Entrepreneurship
Motivation
Collaboration
Ethics
Perseverance
Communication
Global citizenship
Problem solving
Creativity
Growth mindset
Resilience
Critical Thinking
Leadership
Self-awareness
Learnability
Self-regulation
Empathy
Mindfulness