Magic of Skill-based Education
What is the meaning of Education? Is it only memorise some lessons or it has more scope? Cramming of lessons doesn’t give today’s generation a career path, instead skill based Education does. A good Education gives both, knowledge alongwith skills.
Assessing and teaching students is more effective than lecture based learning. Teaching and assessing one another needs planning, group work, creativity, confidence. Students holding A+ grades only hold a piece of paper rather they lack skills which proves them to be lucrative. Absence of soft skills makes their way to a darker world where no one is there to help them. For surviving in today’s century, we teach them some skills which they master to be.
Incorporation of soft skills in their curriculum will give them an added advantage in completing their education. They easily meet-up with their workplace expectations, increasing their confidence as they embark on careers. These less tangible traits fall under many titles: Soft skills, noncognitive skills, employability skills, character, social and emotional learning, 21st Century learning, and more. Each of these addresses similar and overlapping sets of strengths. These characteristics go a long way in supporting success in nearly any field, yet they are generally learnt on the job or around the dinner table rather than in the classroom. Your guidance and classroom activities can reinforce the importance of these skills and enable students to practice behaviors sought by employers.
Methods of promoting soft skills
Inspire them through open ended . Tell them a story and ask them to create questions in that story. Tell them to make their own story which should be creative and innovative. Ask them about their dreams, achievements and how they grab them and face the obstacles. Bring their focus to the positive side of the coin but also give them some Eustress so that they perform well. Provide them a real world experience through nature, real examples. The practical approach gives them some ideas to create something new.
When designing lessons, teachers are deliberate about identifying and communicating cognitive skill goals to students. Be equally cautious with non-cognitive skills and consider incorporating student self-assessment into lessons. While a student can readily measure their cognitive gains in pre- and post-testing, they do not always take time to reflect on their work, be it successes or challenges, in specific non-cognitive skills. adding reflection on soft-skill challenges and growth to lesson design allows students add goal-setting and self-reflection to their educational experience and helps prepare them for long-term success.
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