Skill Solutions wants to make teaching skills with the skill sheets as easy as possible. Here you can find a template for your skills presentations, all graphics and tables from the book as downloadable jpgs to be used in your skills materials and an overview of common skills-related irritators and how the Skill Sheets can help.
Linking the Skill Sheets to 21st century Skills
This short manual is intended to help teachers at institutes of higher education to effectively use the full potential of the Skill Sheets formula when dealing with the 21st Century Skill Challenge. Recently, three different frames have been introduced by different organisations: (1) The World Economic Forum introduced a Top 10 2020 Skill Orientation, (2) the Dutch ministry of education applied foundational skills and development lines, (3) the European Commission defined five categories for a new skill agenda for Europe. There is considerable overlap between each of these classifications, but also differences. The Skill Sheets in principle cover all relevant dimensions of skill formation and training, as introduced by these organizations.
Common irritators and how the Skill Sheets can help
The Skill Sheets collection has been designed as a practical tool to help students to work through the ‘skill circle’ and linking the various skills at ever higher levels of mastery and sophistication. Feedback from teachers and students taught us that there are frequently recurring and common problems that often can be easily addressed using the Skill Sheets.
Top-10 common irritators for teachers Relevant Skil Sheets (.com) material
1 Poor preparation of lectures/work groups B1/B5/B7-9/B11
2 Minimal effort only A2-3/B1/B3/B11/B14/The Challenges
3 Overdemanding on teacher/staff D8/G9/B5/B15/The Challenges
4 Assignments often late or JIT A7/A13/B10-14
5 (non-intentional) plagiarism E2/E11-12/E14-15
6 Poor argumentation E6/C6-8/E3-5/E16/E1/E7
7 Free-riding behaviour G1/G2/G4/G7/G9/G11-13
8 Lack of research orientation B3-B5-6/A3
9 Poorly managed thesis projects / Thesis SLA A7/B15
10 Poor presentations B1/E6/Series F/ss.com: (re)presentation
Skill Solutions has created a teaching program that can further support developing your own skills course. Use it and inspire yourself with these examples of how your Bachelor 1 program could look like. Good luck!