Twenty-first Century Skills


Twenty-first Century Skills are those that have been identified as being most essential for learning and life now and in the future. The Sun West Board of Education developed Policy 18: 21st Century Competencies to embed this learning into daily life in Sun West. The PeBL philosophy is designed to help students develop and utilize these skills to build knowledge.

Twenty-first Century Skills allow people to successfully navigate the fast-paced, interconnected and information- loaded world we live in. In Sun West, we consider the following to be 21st Century Skills:

  • Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Critical thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Character
  • Cultural and ethical citizenship
  • Computer and digital technologies

Through the PeBL philosophy, students learn to grow in each of these skill areas to enhance their learning. On report cards, you will see this learning reflected as the Factors Affecting Student Achievement (FASA).