Do DP graduates have an edge when it comes to 21st century skills?


The skills needed to thrive in modern societies increasingly go beyond traditional academic content and disciplines. There is growing evidence of the importance of “21st century skills”, which encompass a wide range of skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and time management. These skills can prepare students to live and work in a world with rapidly evolving technologies and many complex issues.

A new study explored the outcomes of former IB Diploma Programme (DP) and non-DP students at leading universities in Asia-Pacific,[1] with a particular focus on the 21st century skills of these students. Although academically the performance of the two groups of students were similar, on average DP alumni reported higher capacities for a variety of 21st century skills.    Read More---