21st Century Learning Skills

We live in a rapidly developing, global digital society. Renzulli Learning supports the development of 21st Century Learning skills in your classroom every day. Increase your students’ communication and collaboration skills, as well as their problem solving, critical and creative thinking.

Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills

Teachers use the Renzulli Learning online Enrichment Database of resources that are child-friendly and have been evaluated by educational experts, including a broad variety of creative thinking and problem solving activities. Teachers can create assignments using the available resources that are based on students’ interests, learning styles, and expression styles to promote and assess critical thinking skills.

Problem Based Learning increases student engagement and interest through self-directed learning, within your curriculum or driven by student interest, either independently or through collaborative learning groups. Teachers can use PBL in Renzulli Learning to provide students with deeper opportunities for critical thinking and analysis, as well as cross-discipline and real-world problem solving.

Communication and Collaboration Skills

Renzulli Learning builds collaboration skills through the use of Collaborative Groups to complete activities. Collaborative Groups can improve students’ social skills and helps students learn to work together for success in a team setting, developing respect for other people’s ideas as well as leadership and group decision making skills. Students use their individual talents within groups to find solutions to questions and reach common goals.

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Creative Thinking Skills

The Creativity Training category in the Enrichment Database enables students to build and develop their creative thinking skills through fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration.  Teachers can create environments that encourage creative expression by assigning activities based on a student’s interests and emphasizing the importance of creative contributions.

Schools will soon be able to assess students’ creativity using The Cebeci Test of Creativity, which measures fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration. Currently in beta testing, the CTC is due for release in the fall of 2019 within the Renzulli Learning platform.

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