The development of technology promotes constant changes in the business environment. Today's students are preparing for jobs that do not currently exist and whose future description is difficult to predict. In a sea of change, however, some skills remain constant and become a necessity for the jobs of the future.
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills contain many additional intellectual values that children will need to build a successful career. With them, children learn to observe and analyze various types of problems from multiple angles, create innovative ideas, use logic, understand the depth and breadth of the problem. Additionally, these skills enhance flexibility and easier adaptation to change, but also autonomy and independence. They make education more interactive, encourage teamwork and cooperation. Students are introduced to routine and non-routine problems, as well as the tools they have available to solve them successfully. The goal of acquiring these skills is to create a broader picture of students, and to acquire the necessary practical knowledge that will be crucial for them in the future.
The three-year program "21st Century Schools" is guided by this goal - it guides children, aged 10-15, and encourages them to become open to new ideas, not to be afraid of creativity and to constantly improve. This modern concept of education offers a balance between practical and theoretical knowledge, with an emphasis on acquiring the skills necessary in the 21st century.
To ensure that children keep up with change, we need to give them the opportunity to gain the ability to learn quickly, work independently, think critically and solve problems. This is achievable precisely through a program that encourages the development of skills that will play a major role in shaping the successful future of today's students.