Survival Skills

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Educators are increasingly interested in ensuring that their students know more than subject-area content, but that they are also well-skilled in what some people call “soft skills” and Tony Wagner (Senior Research Fellow at the Learning Policy Institute) calls “survival skills:”

  • critical thinking & problem solving
  • collaboration across networks and leading by influence
  • agility and adaptability
  • initiative and entrepreneurship
  • effective oral and written communication
  • accessing and analyzing information
  • curiosity and imagination

How are you encouraging your students to develop these skills within your disciplinary coursework? Do they have effective ways to show them to future employers?

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