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, 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---