How Can I Teach Soft Skills to Better Prepare Students for the Workplace?

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.

LEARNING GOALS

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

TOPICS COVERED

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
    • Activity
    • Conclusion
    • Extension Activity (assessment)

AUDIENCE

This program will benefit:

  • Faculty
  • Instructional Designers
  • Academic Deans

Product Code: PM19MA

Order the purchase plan best for you:
Group License
$199
All-Title Library
$2,497
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