Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century

This paper addresses non-cognitive skills necessary to thrive int the 21st century. According to the authors, these non-cognitive skills are essential to an individual’s capacity to strive for and succeed at long-term and higher-order goals, and to persist in the face of the array of challenges and obstacles encountered throughout schooling and life. The authors bring into perspective how it is the responsibility of the educational community to design learning environments that promote these non-cognitive skills so that students become prepared to meet 21st century challenges.

Source Organization: U.S. Department of Education

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