Skills for the twenty-first century: using the learner’s experience as a foundation for their learning
The attention given to education and skills in government policy is based on a deeply held belief that education is the route to social transformation. It is through a skilled and adaptable workforce that we will achieve economic stability and social cohesion. Individuals with the skills required for the world of work can live independent of state funding and be productive, thus boosting the economy. This chapter explores the current focus on the skills required by the learner to succeed in the world of work. These skills are common to all subject areas and should be seen as an essential ingredient of all LSS teaching.