Our human talent

Giving students the skills they need for life

Human skills like communication, creativity, and critical thinking are often overlooked in education as they're challenging to teach and assess. But to employers, these skills are invaluable despite being hard to find.

Hosted by our own teaching and learning experts, this series of webinars look in detail at what these skills are, and how we can develop them in our students.

Skills that make you employable: what we mean

A recent survey showed that only 11% of employers believe educational institutions are effectively preparing students for employment. Our first webinar looks at the crucial skills we're overlooking and what that means for education.

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Critical thinking

Sometimes known as higher-order thinking, critical thought is a highly desirable skill in the workplace. Join us as we look deeper into what it is, why it's essential, and how we can effectively teach and assess this skill in the classroom.

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Identified as one of the most important skills employers look for, communication is central to success in school, work, and life. We look closely at what it is and why it is often lacking in entry-level applicants.

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As companies place more emphasis on team-based work, students who excel at collaboration are more likely to be valued applicants. Join us as we look at collaboration in more detail and how we can develop this skill in our students.

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With the pace of innovation accelerating, creative skills are helping learners participate and succeed as they join the workforce. Join us to find out more about how we can teach and assess this valuable skill.

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Often a better predictor of a student's performance than IQ, self-management is a core skill that helps promote independence and determination. This webinar looks into ways we can help encourage it in our learners.

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Increasingly recognised as a key 21st-century skill, leadership benefits learners throughout their lives. Join this webinar to discover more about what leadership is and how we can effectively teach it.

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Social Responsibility

Social responsibility helps give people greater life satisfaction, better educational attainment, and more civic engagement. It’s also something that employers are coming to expect in their hires. Join us to discover more about this key life skill.

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