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Level of 21st Century Skills among Students of the Special Education Department at the College of Education of King Faisal University

Tareq Yousef Mustafa Melhem

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The impulse beyond this study to decide how much the level of 21st century skills among students of the Department of Special Education of the College of Education at King Faisal University. The researcher employed the descriptive method in the survey method to suit the idea of the issue, the study population is composed of all students of the Department of Special Education of the College of Education at King Faisal University. The study sample consisted of 65 students who were selected randomly from the Department of Special Education. The questionnaire of the study was developed by the researcher with a (80) items on 21st century skills, which was composed of five major components, overall sustainability, inventive thinking, effective communication, high productivity, and religious values, they were connected to the examination test. Results of the findings affirmed the level of 21st century skills of the students was within the intermediate level, except for the religious value dimension, which was at a high level. The variables of specialization and the level of academic year in the level of 21st century skills were not statistically significant. The study recommends educational institutions and educators to provide and promote the acquisition of new skills and knowledge to all learners to enable them to stay in the labor force.


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