The 'knowledge age', or commonly called the 21st Century is an era where people are witnessing an increase in technological advancements like never before. These advancements have a huge impact on the way children, adults, and even organisations learn and grow. And with the change in our lifestyles, our generation, along with the upcoming one, face a brand new opportunity to engage and develop with integrated '21st Century Skills'.
Defining 21st Century Skills
Broadly speaking, skills that are vital to the current age and society are categorised as '21st Century Skills'. These include aspects such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and creative thinking (Voogt and Roblin, 2012) which are sought by organisations and communities in today’s world which place importance on non-academic skills when looking to hire a workforce.
Education and study modules often seem to neglect skills that are crucial for interacting in a social or work environment, which can cause issues such as anxiety, low confidence, and diminished self-esteem (Flynn, 2014). Personality development for kids is an important milestone as it can control how the child thinks, reacts, and eventually behave in their adult lives.
We at Cedarwood believe that the upcoming generation needs more than just textbook-learnt skills to survive in this world. By incorporating 21st Century Skills such as 'Communication Skills', 'Problem Solving', 'Critical Reasoning', 'Creative Thinking', 'Collaboration' and 'Creative Arts' in their education, children are more than equipped in evolving and adapting to our ever-changing environment.
Cedarwood is an organisation that offers a variety of afterschool programs and afterschool activities that help cultivate 21st Century skills that supplement the essential education children learn from their schools. Our curated course for children aged 3 and a half to 16 years ensure that they learn skills relevant to their developmental stages.
You can find detailed information about our courses here.