Our employer partners periodically host visits to their workplaces by groups of students, who get a chance to meet employees and ask questions. Volunteers and students then get to work on a challenge that gives a flavour of what the organisation does.
The Economist Educational Foundation is an independent charity that was set up by The Economist newspaper. They combine The Economist’s journalistic know-how with teaching expertise, and specialise in enabling engaging discussions about current affairs in state schools. As a Skill Builder partner, they will be interrogating the way they track and measure their programme's critical thinking skills with the aim to align with the Skills Builder Framework where relevant.
How they use the Skills Builder Framework
Explicit and consistent use of language from Framework
Connecting with partners around common skills
Audit of existing programme content
Assessment of programme impact
Reflection with learners on programme experience
Training for delivery team
Additional offer to schools (e.g. Hub resources)
Increase specificity and focus within programme (e.g. refer to specific steps, rather than whole skill)
Measuring learner baseline to differentiate programme/intervention
Sharing best practice with other skills-building organisations
Development or co-creation of new content