Never has there been a more crucial time than now to focus on the skills development within young people.
Providing a learning environment where; visibility of skills, meaningful discussion and reflection on skills, and the opportunity to profile skills experiences, will support young people with their ability to understand, recognise and articulate their skills development. Adopting this as a natural part of everyday learning teaching will empower young people to be - successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors – ultimately allowing them to reach their fullest potential throughout their learner journey and beyond.
This toolkit has been developed through consultation with educators and other partners to create a suite of resources that will support practitioners embed skills in a manageable and sustainable way.
This approach is not mandatory and the toolkit is provided as a resource for those who would like support, are struggling for time or ideas, or who are looking for some inspiration and guidance as they develop their own approach to embedding skills across the whole curriculum. Please feel free to use them as you would like.
We have developed the following resources:
Guidance and Support
Resources that outline the drivers behind the meta-skills toolkit and provide guidance on how to develop this approach
Examples of how meta-skills can be developed through CfE levels from early years to senior phase.
Professional learning resources to support practitioners with understanding and implementation.
Lesson plans with supporting worksheets and presentations that support skills development.
Learner Self-evaluation Tools
Tools that support learners to reflect on their skills and identify which they need to focus on developing.
Lesson Starters and Finishers
Slides that can be used by practitioners to support visibility and discussion of meta-skills at the start/end of lessons.
‘Bite size’ activities and videos that can be used by practitioners to further develop and contextualise meta-skills.
Additional resources to support practitioner/learner understanding and engagement.
If you are interested in collaborating with us, please register your interest and we will be back in touch as opportunities arise.Register your interest
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