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21st century skills

Young Queenslanders in the 21st century need to be:

  • innovators
  • entrepreneurs
  • lifelong learners
  • responsible global citizens.

QCAA General syllabuses are underpinned by the skills students need in the 21st century:

  • critical thinking
  • creative thinking
  • communication
  • collaboration and teamwork
  • personal and social skills
  • ICT skills.


The following written resources are provided to strengthen understanding about the skills students require in the 21st century:

The following videos explore the idea of the skills students require in the 21st century:

Last reviewed: 29 September 2020
Last updated: 16 January 2019
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