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The Skills Builder approach

By now you have an idea of the development needs of your students. This should give you an idea of where you want to focus your efforts. Before you start …

Where to start with teacher assessment

Here, we consider the best ways to implement teacher assessment, both for individuals and classes. We will also take a look at what both processes involve, and the benefits & …

Focusing tightly using the framework

The Skills Builder framework is a way of linking these experiences together by using a standardised language. Using the framework, you can: assess which step your student or students are …

The benefits of the framework

How could this framework be useful to you? For example, one benefit is that it turns the skills into really tangible outcomes, which makes it easier to teach them. Can …

End of week video

This week you looked at how to apply the principles of teaching core skills. In particular, you focused on ‘Measure it’ and the importance of reflecting on your students’ skills …

Why do core skills matter?

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube. In this video, British Council Country Director Olayinka Jacobs-Bonnick shares the importance of core skills to bridging the school-to-work transition gap. She …

Welcome to Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of Teaching and Assessing Core Skills. Watch Susan introduce the learning goals for the week ahead. Last week, we introduced the core skills and started exploring …

Using self-assessment as a starting point

One of the key benefits of the Skills Builder framework is that by breaking skills down into structured learning outcomes, it’s then possible to assess what students can or can’t …

Three myths about 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 …

Introducing the principles

So far, the focus has been on the what of building core skills, breaking them down into a set of outcomes that indicate progress over time. The question now is …

Focusing on leadership step 3

To achieve step 3, students should be able to divide up tasks in a fair way. In the earlier steps of leadership, students learned how to identify and express their …