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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 …

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 & …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

End of week video

This week, you’ve looked at what the core skills are, and how they link to the Skills Builder framework. Hopefully, you feel more confident with the concept of how each …