21st Century Skills

What are 21st century skills? 21st century skills refers to a broad set of knowledge, skills, work habits, and character traits that are believed to be critically important in today's world, particularly in collegiate programs and modern careers.

DGF, like many other schools, focuses on the 4 C's (Critical Thinking, Communication, Creativity and Collaboration). Generally speaking, 21st century skills can be applied in all academic subject areas, and in all educational, career and civic settings throughout a student's life.

Examples of the 4 C's are listed below.

Critical Thinking

Define the Problem

Consider Perspectives

Assess Evidence

Evaluate and Reflect


Present Knowledge / Ideas

Engage and Entertain



Generate Multiple Ideas

Make Ideas Better

Use Various Strategies


Help the Team

Respect for Others