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Transferable Skills

How often have we heard learners say, “But when will I ever use this in real life?” And how right they often are! We cannot be cramming our learners’ heads full of content that will mostly be used only to ‘cram, pass and forget’. To make a lasting impact our education must focus on transferable skills that can be applied in any context. Here are explanations and justifications of the methodology of putting transferable skills first, as well as concrete examples of how the focus can be shifted from content to transferable skills.

Blog Post, Critical Thinking Skills, Fourth Industrial Revolution, Transferable Skills

A country does not have to be wealthy to prepare its children for the future: a reflection on the WEFFI 2018 report by MindBurst Workshop

It turns out that a country does not have to be wealthy to make significant progress in preparing its children for the future. What it does need to do, according to the Worldwide Educating For the Future Index (WEFFI) report, is shift its focus beyond measuring the memorisation of specific…

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Blog Post, Creativity/Innovation, Fourth Industrial Revolution, Project-based Learning/Integrated Studies, Transferable Skills

The Future Is Not What It Used To Be: Fourth Industrial Revolution Workshops at Sacred Heart College

Imagine 150 Grade 8 & 9 learners in a hall playing a game they don’t know the rules to. They have to work together in teams to figure out the hidden rules of the game and then try to win it. There is minimal instruction. Learners have to do something,…

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Assessment, Dialogue and Collaboration, Project-based Learning/Integrated Studies, Resource, Transferable Skills

Article: The elements of project-based learning

Project-based learning is a buzzword we hear often and too often it is thought of as a free-for-all in which learners are left unguided in an undirected project. However, practising project-based learning properly requires rigour. It requires us to be explicit about the skills we want for our learners and…

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