Social Skills

This theme provides an introduction to some key ideas regarding social skills, outlining some key 21st century skills, ways to identify those lacking social skills and approaches staff can take in the classroom to support their development.

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Social Skills

Kate Rowlands - Programme Lead - Real Ideas

In this video Kate Rowlands explains why some students may lack key social skills, and how this acts as a barrier to their learning. She goes on to explore some of the behavioural signs of a young person with poor social skills, and how best to prepare your lessons to include these students.


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