21st Century Frame Work

The Framework presents a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes (a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, expertise and literacy) with innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century.


The key elements of 21st century learning are represented in the graphic. The graphic represents both 21st century skills student outcomes (as represented by the arches of the rainbow) and 21st century skills

The elements described below are the critical systems necessary to ensure 21st century readiness for every student. Twenty-first century standards, assessments, curriculum, instruction, professional development and learning environments must be aligned to produce a support system that produces 21st century outcomes for today’s students.


For more information, visit http://www.p21.org/ for a full definition of the framework.