TEACHER PERCEPTION ON THE 21ST CENTURY SKILLS DETERMINANTS
Sembiring, Maximus Gorky
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Visualizing the determinants of 21st century skills perceived by teachers was examined in this inquest. The aim was to classify and reveal underlying concerns confirming to those skills. It was also of interest elucidating the most influential factor and its attributes relatable to those skills in a more identifiable perspective. The inquiry was conducted under quantitative approach using Structural Equation Model; five variables were involved. The 21st century skills was the dependent variable. Conversely, ways of thinking, ways of working and tools for working were the independent variables; skills for living was an intervening variable. Instruments in the form of questionnaires were developed to assemble replies from 1,100 eligible respondents utilizing a Simple Random Sampling technique; 142 out of 250 questionnaires distributed were finally completed. Ten hypotheses were scrutinized and conclusively six of them validated by the analysis. It was finally obtained that the most noteworthy drive determined the 21st century skills was the ways of thinking. Additionally, the most vital attributes convincingly correspond to this factor were creativity and problem solving skills.