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Wednesday, November 18 • 18:00 - 19:30
Building Learners' Essential Skills: A Framework

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Across the world, teachers and employers are grappling with how to ensure that every child and young person builds the broader skills to thrive in education, employment, and the rest of their lives. The Skills Builder approach has been adopted by more than 800 organisations across the world, as a common language and roadmap to make sense of eight critical skills: teamwork, leadership, creativity, problem solving, speaking, listening, aiming high, and staying positive. This session will introduce the approach, the Universal Framework, and then share case studies from across the world about how educators, impact organisations, and employers have helped to transform the essential skills.

In the workshop, we would explore the following questions:
1) What are the essential skills, and why do they matter?
2) How can we teach essential skills?
3) What do we need to do in education?
4) What does it look like in action?

Some of the key takeaways from the session will include:
1) That to prepare for the rest of their lives we need eight essential skills: teamwork; leadership; creativity; problem solving; speaking; listening; aiming high; and staying positive.
2) That everyone is able to build these skills if we can break them down into teachable steps – which is the focus of the Skills Builder Universal Framework.

The session will provide attendees with the opportunity to explore the Universal Framework and accompanying resources, as well as discuss and share reflections.

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James Prideaux

Learning Innovator, The Skills Builder Partnership
Since starting his teaching career, James has had a growing interest in practical, skills-based learning. As a Head of Music in schools across South London, James worked to raise the aspirations and opportunities for young people through Music, working closely with the English National... Read More →

Wednesday November 18, 2020 18:00 - 19:30 CET