The Skills Needed
Learning is exciting, but do we know what must be learned to develop the right skills? The post-digital age has revolutionized the concept of work. Of course, we know, theoretically, the right skills to develop to succeed in a changing world... just by looking at those ones who seem to know how to make it happen. One success leads to another. If we know which skills should be learned and developed, why is it so difficult to learn and teach them?
Since our brains like repetition, it's the only way to retain information as explained by the brain expert, John Medina, in his book Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School. I invite you to listen carefully to the speech of Tony Wagner, Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard University. He is the author of five books. His latest best-sellers are Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World and The Global Achievement Gap (2008).
7 Skills that students need to succeed:
Asking the right questions to develop critical thinking to be able to solve problems;
Demonstrate influential leadership in collaborative networks;
Being agile and skillful;
An entrepreneurial spirit;
Ability to communicate orally and write effectively;
Have access to relevant knowledge and ability to analyze information;
Develop curiosity and imagination.
Some key actions that can lead to success, which we practice in our courses at The New School of Creativity:
Teamwork and cooperation.
Taking risks and learning from mistakes. Fail often, fail sooner.
Forget passive consumption. Invent your product creatively.
Be intrinsically motivated. Follow your passion.
Get out and play... to find a deeper sense of purpose.
How to learn
get better every day?
To keep valuable skills, intensive learning should become a habit. Make an appointment with yourself by writing in your calendar, every week, some tasks to lead you to the apprenticeship that is best for you.
Keep an eye on you. Do and Think. Practice Reflective Thinking to improve your skills.
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