Book: The Complete Learner’s Toolkit by @jackiebeere via @CrownHousePub

Published by Crown House Publishing

The Complete Learner’s Toolkit

£19.99*
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Content

9.0/10

Accessible

9.0/10

Authority

8.5/10

Practical

9.5/10

Value

9.0/10

Pros

  • Offers 36 classroom activities that support the top-10 workplace skills identified by the WEF.
  • Easy pick-up-and-go activities that do not require many resources or planning.
  • Considers each workplace skill in turn, highlighting how teachers can support students to become emotionally intelligent as they grow.
  • Gives attention to creative thinking and skills, allowing for specific talents or skills to be best utilised for individuals.

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  • The book focuses on the most important skills identified by the World Economic Forum.
  • Critical thinking, emotional intelligence & judgement and decision making.
  • 36 lessons presented that can either be used as stand-alone sessions or be incorporated into a topic or subject context.
  • See the book on Amazon UK by clicking here.

As further research and understanding of what works for most learners have evolved across the world, educationalists have been exploring what classroom strategies can best impact on their students. In fact, the World Economic Forum listed their ten (see image below, from here) with some key competencies highlighted that recognise the shift in job skills required in some of the major nations across the globe.

Critical Thinking and Creativity have jumped up the charts, with Complex Problem Solving staying a priority, considered by their experts. Yet, at the heart of all these skills is the role of educational experiences and opportunities to develop some of the key skills highlighted, ensuring a broad, creative and engaging curriculum that hold emotional intelligence at the core.

Accompanying these skills, Jackie Beere has, once again, created opportunities for schools and teachers to explore how they can help students develop these skills, offering 36 lesson ideas devised with the workplace skills identified at the heart. Aimed at students aged 7-16, the activities in the book help leaners become aware of their own thinking, allowing for opportunities to build emotional intelligence.

Each activity is carefully explained, showing the aims, relevance and top tips on undertaking with groups of young people. As an example, Lesson 26 delves into the choices available to young people, and who is in control with different aspects of life, helping them realise the power of their own choices in how impactful they actually are on their own destination. One of the activities suggested encourages young people to consider the things in life that they cannot control, and how to centre their attention on what they can control, such as a positive attitude, kindness, and challenging themselves to learn more.

The book does not get tied up with convoluted conversations about the science or theoretical arguments behind the ideas or concepts, but simply offers practical and engaging activities that can easily be implemented in the classroom, without much demand on resources other than the brains of our students.

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