The aim of this research is to examine the predictive characteristics of prospective classroom teachers on their creative personality traits and their perceptions of 21st century skills competency. This research was carried out according to the correlational survey model, which is one of the quantitative research methods. The participants of this research are classroom teacher candidates studying at a university in Turkey in the spring term of 2020-2021. The scales used in the research were sent to the students online (Google Forms). In this research, the Creative Personality Traits Scale developed by Şahin and Danışman (2017) and the 21st Century Skills and Competences Scale developed by Anagün et al. (2016) were used as data collection tools. The relationships between the dimensions determining the scale levels of the classroom teacher candidates were examined through correlation and regression analyses.T-test, one-way analysis of variance (Anova) and post hoc (Tukey, LSD) analyzes were used to examine the differences in scale levels according to the descriptive characteristics of the classroom teacher candidates. The regression analysis performed to determine the cause-effect relationship between creative personality total and century skills proficiency total was found to be significant (F=108.873; p=0.000<0.05). The total change in the 21st century skills competence total level is explained by the creative personality total at a rate of 37.9% (R2=0.379). In this context, it can be suggested to carry out activities to improve the creativity of teacher candidates who will raise the new generation so that they can develop their 21st century skills.
21st Century Skills, creativity, classroom teacher candidates