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2018-07-30 11:56:48

8 vital skills that are not taught in school

8 vital skills that are not taught in school

Every year, hundreds of thousands of parents across the country gather their children to school - but are they sure that they will bring up a harmonious, truly well-rounded personality? Are children really ready for real life after 10 years of diligent education in a secondary school? Alas, not always. Academic knowledge, of course, is needed, but do not forget about real life situations, when knowledge of trigonometry can not help. What are the missing items in the school structure? We have formed an approximate list.

  • Computer literacy

Yes, there is such an object as computer science - but it already, we admit honestly, is irrelevant and does not reflect the real degree of development of technology and computer literacy. Children should receive theoretical and - most importantly! - practical knowledge of modern digital technologies, learn to apply them in real life, life and career. Instead, schools still teach an incomprehensible, vague set of old workshops and outdated theoretical postulates.

  • Time management

Time is our most valuable resource due to its irreplaceability. Every person should be able to correctly allocate their time, if he wants to be successful and at the same time happy - this skill is needed regardless of future work and employment. Of course, it is possible to read books on time management after the school, they are enough now - but is it not better to begin the process of studying productive work already at school?

  • The ability to learn

A modern graduate should first of all be able to learn: technologies are now developing so rapidly that it is often not useful to describe them in a textbook, and you need to follow a new one , Effective methods of cognition. The banal learning of facts is no longer productive - students need to know where and how they can get the information they need, be able to quickly absorb and rank large amounts of knowledge and facts.

  • Financial literacy

Well, it's unlikely that every graduate can make up an approximate one or a family budget, understands the intricacies of mortgages and bank loans, loans, knows how to use a credit card - and it's sad. The majority later learns from their mistakes, but is it not easier to introduce the necessary paragraphs into the school course of mathematics or even organize a whole course of financial literacy and money management?

  • Survival Skills

Of course, no one plans to modernize Rambo - but the existing course of OBZH is not enough: children often grow effeminate, poorly adapted to difficult conditions, "like mimosas in the Botanical Garden." The simplest survival skills - fire breeding, water search, navigation basics and signaling system, first aid, life and food in marching adverse conditions - should be taught, and in practice.

  • Conducting discussions and negotiations

In principle, the whole adult life is a continuous negotiation. Ability to prove their opinion, defend the point of view can often fill the lack of knowledge or skills, open the way to leadership positions. But, alas, the art of rhetoric in  schools is not taught, although this course could significantly alleviate the graduates many difficult moments of life and career.

  • Mental health and balance

Sad fact: according to the statistics of children's and teenage suicides confidently holds the first place in the world. Is it not enough to understand the value in the school curriculum of the subject responsible for the ability to be happy? Teenagers, like nobody else, are subject to stress and depression, they are still weak in overcoming problems that seem insoluble. The lessons of psychological and mental health are no less important than physical education - physical health lessons.

  • Job search skills

One of the most important and complex skills that is absolutely necessary for high school students along with career guidance. A full-fledged school course will help to reduce the number of confused graduates who so happily stepped into the brave new world - and were left without support and help, a guide for the movement. Already in school it is necessary to teach teenagers the basics of compiling a resume, the behavior at an interview and competition for a place, filling out questionnaires, teaching the basics of psychological balance before a test and talking with the employer.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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