Key skills and 'wider' key skills
"The main impact of key skills on programmes is that they encourage more active forms of learning and involve the learners more deeply in their learning. Key skills are used to solve problems, get things done and improve performance. Students and trainees cannot develop and practise key skills by passively listening, reading or watching: they have to take an active part in their learning".
There is plenty of scope for active learning using Worldaware resources for a global dimension.
Key Skill area Level 3
- C3.1a Contribute to a group discussion about a complex subject.
- C3.1b Make a presentation about a complex subject, using at least one image to illustrate complex points.
- C3.2 Read and synthesise information from two extended documents about a complex subject. One of these documents should include one image.
- C3.3 Write two different types of documents about complex subjects. One piece of writing should be an extended document and include one image.
- IT3.1 Plan, and use different sources to search for, and select, information required for two different purposes.
- IT3.2 Explore, develop and exchange information to meet two different purposes.
- IT3.3 Present information from two different sources for two different purposes and audiences. Your work must include at least one example of text, one example of images and one example of numbers.
Application of number
Watch this space...
Working with others
Improving own learning and performance
Teaching Geography, October 2000, has a relevant article for the 14-19 age group: 'Geography - a vehicle for key skills?' by Peter Gossman