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Twenty-first Century Skills.

Mind, Space and Activity (MSA) Day Std 9 and 10-2023-24

“Proficiency in 21st-century skills is the new civil right of our times.”

The Mind, Space and Activity Day for Std 9 and 10 was held on July 31, 2023, at The Brigade School, Malleswaram.

The features of the MSA were: Presentation and Debate. The topic for the MSA was ‘Twenty-first-century Skills.’

The programme commenced with an introduction to the significance of twenty-first-century skills. Students gave an insight into the meaning of Mind Space Activity and its significance importance in a student’s life. Following this, students explained that skills prominent in the 80s, and 90s gained predominance in the millennium.

The importance of twenty-first skills was very clearly articulated by the students: Communication, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Creativity, Media Literacy and Emotional Quotient, to name a few. Their relevance and the need to acquire these skills during development years were succinctly explained by the students. Besides these skills, the presentation also threw light on the Life Skills needed to be well-rounded individuals: Flexibility, Leadership and Literacy. Students summed up the presentation with the manifestation of Twenty-first skills at the Brigade Schools with hands-on learning, group activities, presentations, and collaborative activities in the MSA Days and various events of the school.

An interview with Mr Kaustav Chakravarthy, Chief HR Officer at Hoya Vision Care by Shreeraghav, on the importance and relevance of Twenty-first Century Skills was interesting.

A debate on – ‘Academic Excellence is the only requirement for a successful career’, was the highlight of the day.

Tanisha Sethi, alumnus batch 2016-17, presently a law student at the O.P Jindal University, Sonipat, was the moderator for the debate. She summed up the discussion with words – While it is important to have academic excellence, it is also imperative to have effective skills in communication, technological expertise, and emotional balance, which are significant in the twenty-first century. She also gave tips on debating skills.

The students of the Brigade School asked parents to express their views on twenty-first-century skills with these questions:

1. What is the difference in the skills of today’s youth and the youth of the yesteryears? Could you elaborate on the same?
2. Which skill do you think is most important for better career prospects?
3. What tip would you give Gen X for improving their skills?

The audience broadened their horizons of Twenty-first-century skills through the enriching presentation and debate.

The MSA Day on Twenty-first Century Skills echoed the words of Peter Drucker: The only skill that will be important in the 21st century is learning new skills. Everything else will become obsolete over time.
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