How Can I Teach Soft Skills to Better Prepare Students for the Workplace?
Employers demand a talent pool armed with both hard and soft skills. Sadly, the focus on development of the soft skills ends somewhere between kindergarten and college. This Magna 20-Minute Mentor discusses core power skills which include: teamwork, communication, positive attitude, critical thinking, professionalism, and time management. You’ll also learn a four phase approach to integrating soft-skill education into a curriculum and how to design related activities to unleash the full potential of your students.
Purchase the How Can I Teach Soft Skills to Better Prepare Students for the Workplace? 20-Minute Mentor program, presented by Erik Christensen. Gain a clear understanding of the difference between hard skills and soft skills.
After this program, participants will be able to:
- Have an increased awareness of the need to integrate soft skills into the curriculum
- Learn how to infuse curriculum with activities that focus on developing soft skills but complement the hard skills they are teaching in the class
- Be able to consider ways to integrate soft skill development directly into the curriculum, develop a new, standalone course, or offer as continuing workforce education (CWE) program offering
What are Soft Skills?
- Definition and examples
- Other names for soft skills
- Difference between soft and hard skills
Why teach Soft Skills?
- Disconnect between students and employer expectations
- Importance employers attribute to soft skills
- What employers are looking for
How to teach Soft Skills:
- Learning Content
- Implementation Options
- Examples of teaching soft skills
- Initial discussion
- Extension Activity (assessment)
This program will benefit:
- Instructional Designers
- Academic Deans
Product Code: PM19MA