Research On 21st Century Softskills
What are the most demanded soft skills in teaching at the moment?
The main objective of this project is to enhance teaching performance by working on certain soft skills. For this reason, we wanted to create an effective soft skills course, tailored to the specific needs of modern-day teaching in Spain, the Netherlands and Letland.
In order to do so, we first needed to find out which are the most demanded soft skills in teaching these days. We all conducted a survey which showed what skills teachers, students and employers think are most essential for effective teaching in the different regions.
In Spain, the research showed that teachers and students both saw eye to eye on this topic: both groups agreed that intercultural competence, tolerance and collaboration are the most valuable skills. Worth to be remarked is that students ranked tolerance as the most important of these three interpersonal competencies.
Employers on the other hand, ranked creative thinking the highest in the room.
MOST ESSENTIAL 21ST CENTURY SOFT SKILLS FOR TEACHERS IN VET.