A solid list of 21st century skills from Stephen Downes (bold emphasis below from DSC)

  • emergent thinking: extracting patterns, rules, regularities, prototypes
  • sensing value – finding meaning, truth, relevance, purpose, goals
  • acting semiotically – using signs, signals, art, desig, etc., to do things
  • seeing beyond – describing, defining, drawing conclusions, explaining data
  • ecological sensitivity – placing in context, seeing frames, making meaning
  • living in change – understanding flow, adaptation, progression

These are literacies that reflect the times and not simply the fact that we have a lot of machines.