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Skills: Further lessons on adaptability

Continuing her focus on helping your students to become adaptable, Karen Sullivan offers some practical evidence-based teaching ideas

In my last article, we looked at the importance of encouraging students to become adaptable, resilient and able to cope with and adjust to change, to develop and alter skill-sets that will allow them to face challenges both now and in the future (Learning to be adaptable, SecEd, March 2017:

The reason? Adaptability is related to success, happiness, ambition, academic performance and also a lower incidence of risky behaviours; moreover, it creates the type of flexibility necessary to survive and thrive in the modern workplace, where portfolio employees are becoming increasingly sought-after, and in life, where change is ever-present.

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