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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