To achieve Step 8, individuals will show that they can demonstrate that they are understanding more complex ideas by repeating or rephrasing what they have heard.
In the earlier Steps 6 and 7, individuals showed they were listening by using eye contact, body language, and open questions. This builds further by showing engagement with the content of what they are hearing itself.
The building blocks of this step are learning how to:
To teach this step:
This is a skill step that lends itself well to being reinforced in class:
This step can be assessed through observation or a deliberate activity. For example:
This step is particularly relevant to individuals’ working on more complex tasks or projects and to those involved in receiving or setting work for other people.
To build this step in the work environment, managers could:
There are plenty of opportunities for building this skill in the workplace:
For those already employed, this step is best assessed through observation or questioning. This could involve:
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.