8 Competencies Schools Should Teach Now

creativeschoolsBack to Sir Ken Robinson again. In his book, Creative Schools, he outlines eight core competencies that schools should facilitate if they are really going to help students succeed in their lives:

  1. Curiosity – the ability to ask questions and explore how the world works
  2. Creativity – the ability to generate new ideas and to apply them in practice
  3. Criticism – the ability to analyse information and ideas and to form reasoned arguments and judgments
  4. Communication – the ability to express thoughts and feelings clearly and confidently in a range of media and forms
  5. Collaboration – the ability to work constructively with others
  6. Compassion – the ability to emphasise with others and to act accordingly
  7. Composure – the ability to connect with inner life and feeling and develop a sense of personal harmony and balance
  8. Citizenship – the ability to engage constructively with society and to participate in the processes that sustain it

It’s a great list, and completely challenging if you have children that are in education sytems…

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