To achieve Step 3, individuals will need to be able to listen, and retain, recall and share what they have heard.
In Steps 1 and 2 individuals focused on their ability to listen to others and remember simple instructions, and to use questioning to check their understanding. This step builds off this by dealing with the recalling and retelling of longer pieces of information.
The building blocks of this step are learning:
To teach this step:
This is a step that lends itself to regular practice in the classroom setting, and once mastered, will support learning and a positive classroom dynamic. The teacher can:
This step lends itself well to being assessed through a simple exercise, although it can also be observed over time.
This step is relevant to everyone who is working with others in the course of their work, whether colleagues, customers or partners.
To build this step in the work environment, managers could:
There are plenty of opportunities for building this skill step in the workplace:
For those already employed, this step is best assessed through observing or questioning an individual. For instance:
During the recruitment process, this step could be assessed by:
We work with a wide range of organisations, who use the Skills Builder approach in lots of different settings – from youth clubs, to STEM organisations, to careers and employability providers.
We have a lot of materials available to support you to use the Skills Builder Universal Framework with the individuals you work with, including:
We also do a lot of work with organisations who join the Skills Builder Partnership to build the Universal Framework into their work and impact measurement systems. You can find out a lot more using the links below.
As an individual, you might be thinking about how best to support your own essential skills. The good news is that there is lots that you can do that will have a big impact, including:
We’ve developed a whole series of tools and resources to help you to build these skills, including:
As a parent or carer, you might be thinking about how best to support your children to build their essential skills. The good news is that there is lots that you can do that will have a big impact, including:
We’ve developed a whole series of tools and resources to help parents to build these skills, including:
There is also content for older children and young people, including short activities and reflections that they can complete alone, or with you.