Appendix A Key Terms

complex problem solving: the skill of applying a method to a problem, often not seen before, to obtain a satisfactory solution; it requires a creative combination of knowledge and strategies to arrive at an answer.

global citizenship: having a worldview grounded in civic responsibility and ethics.

novel and adaptive thinkers: people who are creative in analysis and solutions; they address complex and sometimes controversial issues with a humble and open-minded attitude.

resilience: the ability to thrive while overcoming obstacles as well as to accept difficult situations and adapt in order to move forward.

self-directed learner: an autonomous, organized, and self-disciplined learner who is able to communicate effectively, accept constructive feedback and engage in self-evaluation and self­-reflection.

social intelligence: being able to interact positively with others, building strong healthy relationships, and thriving in social environments.


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