Curriculum Key skills

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".

QCA (2000) Key Skills Update February 2000. www.qca.org.uk/keyskills/latest-position.htm

There is plenty of scope for active learning using Worldaware resources for a global dimension.

Key Skill area Level 3

Communication

Information Technology

Application of number

Watch this space...

Working with others

Improving own learning and performance

Problem solving

Teaching Geography, October 2000, has a relevant article for the 14-19 age group: 'Geography - a vehicle for key skills?' by Peter Gossman