21st Century Frameworks and Skills
Achieving Information Literacy
CASL (2003)
Standards for the 21st-Century Learner AASL (2007)
ISTE (2007)
Skills Identified as Being Essential for 21st Century Success
1. Uses Information with Aesthetic Appreciation.
1. Inquire, think critically and gain knowledge.
1. Creativity and Innovation.
Basic literacy skills
2. Uses Information Responsibly.
2. Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
2. Communication and Collaboration.
Information skills
3. Uses Information Respectfully.
3. Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.
3. Research and Information Fluency
Ethical thinking skills
4. Uses Information Critically.
4. Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.
4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making.
Critical thinking skills
5. Uses Information Strategically.

5. Digital Citizenship.
Multimedia skills
6. Uses Information for Decision-Making.

6. Technology Operations and Concepts.
Collaboration and teamwork skills
7. Uses Information Expressively

Creativity and innovation skills
8. Uses Information and Media Tools with Technical Competence.

Technology skills

Skills for lifelong learning
Note. The standards frameworks above can be found online:
Achieving Information Literacy (CASL, 2003):
Standards for the 21st-Century Learner (AASL, 2007):
The ISTE National Educational Technology Standards (NET-S) and Performance Indicators for Students (ISTE, 2007):