Our Human Talents: the transferable skills that make learners employable

Our Human Talents: the transferable skills that make learners employable

Learn more about the transferable skills that make us employable and how best to teach them in this series of free webinars hosted by global teaching and learning experts. The transferable skills that make learners employable The biggest change since the Industrial Revolution is now...

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Learn more about the transferable skills that make us employable and how best to teach them in this series of free webinars hosted by global teaching and learning experts.

The transferable skills that make learners employable

The biggest change since the Industrial Revolution is now unfolding. To equip themselves for this new world, today’s learners must grow, demonstrate and evolve their talents, and our education system must support them.

In a recent Pearson Global Learner Survey, 78% of respondents said they needed to do more to develop their own soft skills. We call these in-demand skills Personal and Social Capabilities: the human skills like communication, creativity and critical thinking that are often overlooked because they are challenging to teach, assess and showcase.

In this series of free webinars for educators and leaders, you will learn more about the skills that make us employable and how best to teach them. The first webinar will establish the broader range of skills needed to succeed at different ages and stages, then the series will continue throughout February and March with weekly webinars each taking a deeper dive into the crucial ‘soft skills’ or ‘21st century skills’ that we call Personal and Social Capabilities.

Webinar 1: What we mean by employability skills

In this first webinar we establish the broader range of employability skills needed to succeed at different ages and stages, what these dynamics mean for education and what skills are crucial to equip learners with. Watch the recording

Webinar 2: Critical thinking skills

Critical thinking is a crucial skill. It leads to better learner engagement, academic progress and future success in the workplace. But it can be hard to teach and assess. In this webinar we explore what critical thinking is, why it is an important skill and the most effective ways to teach and assess it. Watch the recording

Webinar 3: Teaching Communication Skills

Communication skills are central to success in school, work and life. In a recent Pearson survey, employers ranked communication as the second most important employee skill, yet one that is lacking in many applicants.  In this webinar we explore what communication skills are, why they are important and the most effective ways to teach and assess them. Watch the recording

Webinar 4: Teaching Collaboration Skills

Students with good collaboration skills enjoy better academic performance. Additionally, as companies place greater emphasis on team-based work, individuals who excel at collaboration are likely to be more valued applicants. In this webinar we explore what collaboration is, why it is important and the most effective ways to teach and assess it. Watch the recording

Webinar 5: Teaching Creativity

Education leaders and employers are placing increasing emphasis on the importance of creativity. As the pace of global innovation accelerates, creativity skills will help learners participate and succeed when they join the workforce of the future. In this webinar we will explore what creativity is, why it is important and the most effective ways to teach and assess it. Watch the recording

Webinar 6: Teaching Self-Management

Self-management is twice as strong a predictor of final grades than IQ. In this webinar we explore what self-management is, why it is important and the most effective ways to teach and assess it.

Webinar 7: Teaching Leadership

Leadership is increasingly recognised as a key 21st century skill that benefits learners in school, as they transition to the workplace, and throughout their careers. In this webinar we explore what leadership is, why it is important and the most effective ways to teach and assess it.

Webinar 8: Teaching Social Responsibility

Participating in social responsibility at a young age is associated with better outcomes in adulthood, including higher life satisfaction, higher educational attainment, and more civic engagement. It’s also an important skill that employers expect in their hires. In this free webinar we will explore what social responsibility is, why it is important and the most effective ways to teach and assess it.

Further reading

Read How transferable skills are built into our Pearson Edexcel International GCSEs.

Learn more about personal & social capabilities in this video featuring our learning experts Kristen DiCerbo, Jessica Yarbro and Matthew Ventura.

Read our article Why transferable skills are good for you – not just at school or university.

Read our article Bringing transferable skills out of the vacuum and into the open.

Read Why is it important for young people to develop transferable skills? The view from from St Christopher’s School, Bahrain

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