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21st century skills

  1. 1. Kayla Joy Lundy
  2. 2. Time is always changing and upgrading. We must keep up with the times and new tools available to enhance our lives and careers. The 21st Century has brought us to new levels of professionalism and we must rise to the challenge if we want to have successful lives.
  3. 3.  Foundation Skills  http://prezi.com/wk1txtwx 3sul/?utm_campaign=share &utm_medium=copy  There are a common set of foundational skills that should be known and addressed before any more skills are introduced. These skills are the building blocks towards a successful career.
  4. 4.  Creativity  Innovation  Critical Thinking  Information, Media, a nd Technological Skills  Information Literacy  Media Literacy  Specific Career Skills
  5. 5.  Technology has changed and developed in massive waves since the start of the 21st Century.  It is crucial to maintain and grow our knowledge base in modern technology and it’s uses.  Knowledge in the use of Web 2.0 Tools is important to effectively share and view up-to-date information.  Know how to use these tools for presentation purposes.
  6. 6.  Having the basic understanding and knowledge of 21st century skills is good, but each specific career has it’s own set of even more specific skills needed to be successful.  Social workers must have key characteristics to be excellent helpers.
  7. 7.  Empathy  A social worker needs to relate or recognize feelings of other people.  Empathy can lead to a effective helping relationships with the clients.  Ethics  A relationship between social worker and client needs to be based on trust.  A social worker’s code of ethics outlines integrity, privacy, confidentiali ty, and appropriate relationships with clients.  Following these ethics is the most important part of being a social worker.  Organization  Social workers have to maintain great time- management in order to fulfill all that is required of them.  Flexibility  Each client a social worker engages with are different.  Social workers need to be flexible in order to work with the vast majority of people and cultures.  Following a schedule is great but sometimes there are conflicts and the schedule needs to be adjusted at the last minute.
  8. 8.  Social work core values remain constant but our interpretations change and we must mold to them in order to be the most effective in this field.  View a segment about the core values of social work practice as defined by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).  Core values
  9. 9.  http://www.socialworkers.org/pubs/code/co de.asp  http://www.ehow.com/info_8575845_charact eristics-effective-social-service-worker.html  http://blackboard.boisestate.edu/bbcswebdav /pid-2009710-dt-content-rid- 10285974_1/courses/1139-SC- 74102UF3005531/2013_EmployerSurvey.pdf0.p df  http://www.p21.org/overview/skills- framework