Assessing the Integration of 21st Century Skills in Purposive Communication: Basis for a Skill-Based Module
The study aimed to assess the integration of 21st century skills in Purposive Communication, specifically communication, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration skills or the 4Cs. The study used a descriptive correlational research design in which the respondents were chosen using the stratified probability sampling design. A total of 480 became the final number of respondents based on the data retrieved from the online survey. The data collected were tabulated and processed using the Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS) Version 23 and Graph Pad InStat Version 3. Data were analyzed and interpreted using Frequency and Percentage Distribution, Mean Score and Descriptive Interpretation, One-Way Analysis of Variance and Independent T-Test. Results of the study revealed that there was a significant difference with regard to the 21st century skills integration in Purposive Communication when grouped according to respondents’ category profiles. The findings of the study paved the way for the development of the module titled “21st Century Skills-Integrated Module in Purposive Communication”. The module was designed to highlight authentic materials and real-life tasks to make learning relevant and experiential. With these activities, students are expected to develop the life skills necessary to prepare them for future careers and thrive in the workplace.