21st-Century Skills Everyone Needs

21st-century skills are increasingly an established necessity, as explained by Jenny Soffel in a succinct article for the World Economic Forum. In her own words: "Today's job candidates must be able to collaborate, communicate and solve problems – skills developed mainly through social and emotional learning (SEL). Combined with traditional skills, this social and emotional proficiency will equip students to succeed in the evolving digital economy." The graphs below illustrate the core of Soffel's article.

An exhaustive study on fostering social and emotional learning through technology lays out cutting edge research on SEL and its path moving forward.

Current research at Philosophy Kids concentrates on how the 21st-century skills outlined by Soffel and the World Economic Forum report contribute to issues of development and democratization in underdeveloped regions.