The Seven Survival Skills

Seven Survival Skills for the Future


A concept popularized by Dr Tony Wagner of Harvard University, the Seven Survival skills provide a critical framework that young students of today need to acquire and master. The Seven Survival Skills encompass; critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration and leading by influence, agility and adaptability, initiative and entrepreneurialism, effective oral and written communication, accessing and analyzing information, curiosity and imagination.

With the advance of artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing, automation, and globalization, the pace of change within human society within the next 30 years, will outpace the change of the last 5000 years. With this transferable skill set, the Seven Survival Skills, young students of today will be empowered to harness these changes for their future success.

The Seven Survival skills bridge the gap for students between traditional education and the much needed tools to dream big and succeed in an increasingly competitive global future.

Dr. Tony Wagner
Harvard University

The Seven Survival Skills