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What you need to know

Learn about how the skills can be taught.
Two secondary school students and a teacher working on a task in a team
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Now you know a bit more about how the Skills Builder framework works, it’s time to think about how it can be taught in the classroom. We’re going to stick with teamwork for this example, and look at the first step. Before we look at how this can be done in the classroom, it’s important to understand the objectives of the session and the skill step that we want to cover.

Teamwork: step 1

I work well with others by behaving appropriately

To achieve step 1, individuals will show they understand what appropriate behaviour looks like in different settings and act in that way. In the previous step, individuals showed that they could work positively with other people. This step builds on this by focusing on what appropriate behaviour looks like in different places.

Building blocks

The building blocks for this step are learning:

  • what behaviour means
  • behaviour which will never be appropriate
  • how appropriate behaviour might vary.

Over to you

Consider the questions below. How might your students respond to these questions? Use the comments section to read what others have said, then post a short comment of your own.

  • What do you think appropriate behaviour means?
  • Is appropriate behaviour the same in every setting?
  • How can we know what appropriate behaviour looks like in different places?
  • Can you give some examples of what behaviour is appropriate in different settings?

When you have done this, look at the teamwork step 1 overview. Read the information and compare this with the answers you gave to the reflection questions. Do you think that most of the students you teach have mastered the first step of teamwork yet?

The framework allows you to view each skill step in different formats, depending on whether you are a student or an educator. To change the format, scroll down to the ‘Advice for’ section and select either ‘individual’ or ‘educator’ from the menu.

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