21st century skills

Nowadays most schools focus more on the theoretical knowledge which a student receives rather than trying to make their students well-rounded individuals.

Students ought to be taught some important life skills which will help them for many years to come. These skills, once instilled in a student, will never be forgotten no matter how much time goes by.

The objective is to create a set of 7-10 minute exercises for KS 2 pupils (ages: 7-11) and KS 4 pupils (ages: 13-14) to complete in a classroom setting, to be delivered during a PSHE lesson and /or delivered by our certified practitioners during our enrichment curriculum delivery.

The exercises can be devised in a way either to be completed independently or to be completed in small groups (no more than 3 per group).

The differentiated learning assessments act as guidelines for facilitators to understand key focal points that are of need to each student.

Teachers are to deliver these quick and fun assessments in PSHE lesson time, over a period of weeks, to their pupils. Teachers can select the best and most appropriate assessment subjects per class.

As schools only test pupils academically, this is an opportunity for pupils to develop other key life skills areas.

This is designed for parents to understand what hidden aptitudes their children (ages: 14-18) may have, make any provisions in their child’s development and take on new home-based education subjects to develop these subject skills.

Each assessment contains: situational-based multiple choice questions. Each assessment is to last between 5-10 minutes each, in a classroom environment, per pupil. There are no right or wrong answers, only feedback on a child’s psychological thinking.

At the end of each term (12 weeks), teachers can send home the data sheets (answers to the questions) to parents for their review. These can discussed during parent evenings as well.

See our skills-based modules

 

The critical skills that Vantage Education examines

1) Skills related to interacting with others in the world

2) Skills related to thinking about the world

3) Skills related to adapting to the world

4) Skills related to solving problems in the world

 

Our objective is to create:

  • Successful learners who enjoy learning; make good progress and achieve excellence
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
  • Responsible citizens who can make a positive contribution to society.

Our modules were developed to:

  • Create an aspirational high achievement culture.
  • Take into account individual needs and styles.
  • Allow everyone to experience success.
  • Raise standards of attainment.
  • Provide a targeted support and additional challenges to ensure all students make at least national rates of progress.

 

The 21st Century Skills offer two branches

1. Our Learning Assessments

In providing schools and classes with an assessment of these seminal emotion competencies, these test students:

  • Emotional perception accuracy
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Empathy
  • Emotion understanding
  • Problem Solving
  • Lateral Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Effective Communication
  • Presentation Skills
  • Influencing others
  • Working memory for improving attention spans
  • Cognitive skills – visual recognition, auditory sequencing, kinaesthetic memory

2.