Ever wondered why employers think that students haven’t learnt what you need at work? Formal education emphasises knowledge and skills. Life and work demand the right attitudes and behaviours. Knowledge and skills may be taught. Attitudes and behaviours have to be learnt. They may require certain knowledge and skills but they are only a means to an end.
To address this gap it is necessary to reassess how we deliver life skills to students and consider the basic learning model, the content and the delivery of the learning.
We have done so, and our findings are expressed using the kind of learning that we have developed as a consequence: