The 4 C’s are more important than ever in the 21st century. Thinking ahead for our learners, the employers they will have, highly value the 4 C’s. Hiring managers pay close attention to a job candidate’s abilities to collaborate, communicate, create and think critically. Encouraging children to build these skills can help set them up for success later on.
- Collaboration allows students to work together to reach a common goal. They can bounce ideas off one another and learn to accept others’ ideas without shutting them down.
- Communication allows students to work together to problem-solve by sharing thoughts, questions, ideas, and solutions. Developing communication skills through fun and collaborative methods fosters a sense of self-esteem, enables healthy emotional development, and encourages teamwork.
- Creativity allows students a chance to try new approaches to get things done using innovation and invention. They learn to think outside the box to come up with new ideas. provides a healthy emotional outlet. Children who express themselves creatively show less frustration, develop a joy for learning, and acquire an appreciation for other perspectives.
- Critical Thinking Skills allow students to analyze, organize, evaluate, and implement strategies previously learned to solve a problem in a new way. Critical thinking also increases motivation. Children with strong critical-thinking and problem-solving skills are more likely to be motivated to achieve academically and less likely to be negatively influenced.
Teaching children these skills is very important so hopefully, this poster will give you something to refer to.
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