chapter  6
Developing transferable skills: preparation for employment
ByNeil Challis, Harry Gretton, Ken Houston, Neville Neill
Pages 12

Generally speaking, humans develop skills as they mature. They will employ skills when they are competent and comfortable with them and using them will lead to an improvement in their quality of life. Children develop speech and then they can more easily tell their parents what they want; they develop dexterity and then they can more readily enjoy their toys. In this chapter we are concerned with developing certain key skills in mathematics students, skills that we describe as transferable and that will enable students to improve their quality of life.