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Communication and collaboration skills

Communication and team-work skills are highly sought-after in today’s world. Steve Burnage looks at how schools can develop skills in communication and collaboration, including across the curriculum

Increasingly, learning and innovation skills are being recognised as the skills that separate students who are prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in the 21st century, and those who are not.

A learning and teaching focus on the skills of creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration is essential to prepare students for their futures. In SecEd, I have already tackled critical thinking (February 2018: and creativity (April 2018: Here, I want to explore the role that communication and collaboration has in developing future learners.

All of us communicate and collaborate every day, both professionally and personally, yet defining these key components of effective learning and teaching can be quite challenging.

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