Learner Centered Dispositions

In Addition to the Colorado Academic Standards, The Colorado Department of Education has Identified the dispositions that students must posses in order for success in professional life.
The framework for the dispositions was influenced by the groundwork laid by the in-demand skills identified in the 2018 Colorado Talent Pipeline Report (PDF). The Pipeline report was authored by the Colorado Workforce Development Council in partnership with a  a number of state agencies. The goal of this publication was to explore Colorado jobs that have high growth rates in an effort to better align student skills with behaviors necessary for successful employment in Colorado. To that end, the group identified 20 core dispositions necessary to enter the workforce or continue education beyond high school.

According to the Colorado Department of Education, the essential Learner Centered Dispositions are:

Entrepreneurial Skills

  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Creativity/Innovation
  • Inquiry/Analysis
  • Risk Taking

Personal Skills

  • Self-Awareness
  • Initiative/Self-Direction
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Perseverance/Resilience

Civic/Interpersonal Skills

  • Collaboration/Teamwork
  • Communication (using information and communications technologies)
  • Global/Cultural Awareness
  • Civic Engagement
  • Character

Professional Skills

  • Task/Time Management
  • Career Awareness
  • Information Literacy
  • Use Information and Communications Technologies
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Leadership