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Hard vs soft skills

Policy makers and employers have been discussing the need for employability skills for years but there is still no consensus on what should be taught. Chris Tyler worries that the current definition of functional skills is too limited. >>more>>

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Straight four

There are four soft skills reflective, independent and creative learning, and team-working that students need to learn to be effective employees and confident adults, argues Phil Parker. He explains how Colmers School gave students a vocabulary for this kind of learning and integrated it across every lesson. >>more>>

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Freedom to learn

Some schools have been quicker than others to seize the opportunities afforded them by a more flexible Key Stage 3 curriculum. Liz Lightfoot reports on some of the models being tried, including super-learning days. >>more>>

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