21st Century Skills
What are the STEM skills and traits that students need?
Successful STEM students have these traits and need to be:
- Self-Reliant: able to take risks, make informed decisions, develop
self confidence and work within specific time frames while setting their own agendas.
- Logical Thinkers: able to use the logic and make connections to
influence perspectives of natural phenomena.
- Problem-Solvers: able to frame and apply understanding and learning
to novel situations.
- Innovators: able to carry out independent and original investigation using the design
and scientific processes.
- Technologically Literate: able to understand the nature of technology
and apply its use appropriately.
- Communicators: able to understand and use the STEM lexicon that
supports the bridge between STEM education in the school, workplace, and everyday
- Socially and Culturally Literate: able to relate to their own culture
and history and apply their understanding of the past to the future.