Archive for the ‘soft skills’ Category

Great ideas and resources at https://www.eschoolnews.com/2018/02/01/sel-skills/?ps=cbroady0@georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec

Excerpt:

Today’s classrooms are full of immersive high-tech tools—but at the same time, schools and districts are being pushed to promote social-emotional learning (SEL) and improve school climate. Since spending too much time looking at various screens can hinder the direct connection between people, here are four real-world examples of tech helping students connect on a human level with their peers, their teachers, and the world around them.

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One model is the 6Cs and you can read more at What are the 6Cs and why are they important? at https://bookcreator.com/2017/10/what-are-the-6cs-and-why-are-they-important/

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Prepare students for career readiness. Read more at

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/09/skills-children-need-work-future/

What we need to teach besides materials and knowledge.  More at Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs at https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/01/02/why-emotional-learning-may-be-as-important-as-the-abcs/

Source: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/03/how-we-can-prepare-students-for-the-automated-working-world?utm_content=bufferc8b86&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Read some ideas how schools could prepare learners.  A list of discussed skills:

-Problem-solving skills to think critically and analyze

-Learning skills to acquire new knowledge

-Communication skills, including reading and writing

-Personal skills for self-management, making sound judgments and managing risks

-Social skills for collaboration, teamwork, management, leadership, and conflict resolution.

Source:  https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/02/employers-are-going-soft-the-skills-companies-are-looking-for?utm_content=buffer7ca8f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Lots of data and tables with interesting information;  Excerpt:

4. Those with fewer non-cognitive skills are being left behind.

This final chart shows that almost all of those who are in the top 25% in non-cognitive skills complete high school, and more than half complete a degree.

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Read “Collaboration” Creates Mediocrity Not Excellence, According to Science at https://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/collaboration-creates-mediocrity-not-excellence-according-to-science.html to consider the possible flipside of the positive outcomes of collaboration