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End of Week 4

Congratulations on completing this four-week course on teaching and assessing core skills. Hopefully you now feel confident enough to: understand how core skills can be broken down into steps use …

Teaching the steps of a skill

Watch the video describing how a teacher could teach teamwork step 1 in the classroom. Do you remember the building blocks that she wants to focus on? The building blocks …

What you need to know

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 …

Your questions on the core skills

Prior to the start of the course, the course educators recorded a video conversation answering questions about integrating core skills into the curriculum and the Skills Builder framework. You can …

Into the future

Longer term planning At the moment, you’re just starting out and trying ideas. As you become more familiar with the steps and the concepts, you’ll have a better sense of …

End of week video

This week, you learned more about the Skills Builder framework, where it comes from and how it can be practically applied to teach smaller steps of the core skills. You …

Welcome to Week 4

Welcome to the final week of Teaching and Assessing Core Skills. Watch Susan introduce the learning goals of the final week in the video. Over the last three weeks, you’ve …

Teaching creativity step 2

The previous sections looked at how the core skills could be broken down into teachable chunks or steps. You also saw how one of these steps could be taught, using …

Skills Builder Hub: reinforce this step

The Hub also has a range of free resources to help you reinforce your students’ skills through practice and assessment. As demonstrated in the video in step 4.2 of the …

Next steps

In this activity, you’ll start thinking about how to build on the foundations of what you’ve learned so far. You will also consider how to build on your original action …

Breaking down speaking and problem solving

So how can we break down skills into their different parts? Watch this video explaining how you can break down two of Skills Builder framework core skills – speaking and …

Choosing a target group

The first part of this course looked at the key concepts of: how to break down core skills into teachable, learnable steps effective ways of teaching skill steps. Now we’re …

Starting your action plan

Now that you’re more familiar with the Hub and the approach, it’s time to think about how you are going to use them. You have already started thinking about your …