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Three myths about skills

Watch the video in which Tom busts three myths about core skills.

For years, employers, colleges, and universities have been crying out for students to be equipped with something more than the academic.

They are looking for a set of core skills too. The Sutton Trust recently reported that 97% of teachers saw these skills as being at least as important as academic grades for their students’ future success. But why, then, are we not teaching them? There are three myths we need to bust.

Watch the video in which Tom talks about some common myths regarding skills. As you listen, note down the three myths he mentions.

Over to you

  • Have you seen examples of these myths in action?
  • What is the effect of them?
  • What are some ways of ensuring every student builds their core skills?

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