Westport 2025


The Skills Your Child Will Need to Survive in the 21st Century


Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

  • an in-depth understanding of content;
  • the ability to synthesize content and apply it to new situations.

Creativity

  • a sense of wonder that allows deeper exploration of concepts;
  • resilience, adaptability and risk-taking that allows a recognition of the complexity of issues;
  • an eagerness to consider and accommodate new and different conditions and situations.

Oral and Written Communication Skills

  • the ability to think about the learning process (metacognition);
  • the ability to express original thoughts and ideas to multiple audiences across a range of media options;
  • the ability to advocate for oneself in a manner that inspires the agreement and action of others;
  • the ability to work in groups to generate new ideas and solutions.

Global Citizenship

  • the ability to use inter-disciplinary knowledge to derive innovative solutions to real-world problems;
  • the ability to analyze economic, political, scientific and cultural issues affecting the world;
  • the ability to examine an issue from multiple perspectives;
  • the ability to synthesize knowledge from a variety of sources and perspectives.




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