Teaching Transferable Skills (KS3 and KS2)

This resource contains 4 lessons dedicated to developing pupils transferable skills (communication, time management, creative problem solving and team work) though Performing Arts games and activities.

Each lesson focuses on one of the 4 transferable skills (communication, time management, creative problem solving and team work). Each lesson is complete with starter activities (in the form of Bell tasks) and TIF tasks (take it further).

I am a Performing Arts teacher but strongly believe that you do not have to be a Performing Arts teacher to deliver these lessons as each game is explained on the PowerPoint.

I created these lessons after observing pupils in my class who didn’t appear to have the transferable skills that they needed to fully engage with the activities of my lessons. It dawned on me that we as teachers sometimes presume that pupils naturally have the transferable skills that we need them to have e.g. working in a group environment but we don’t tend to ‘teach’ them those transferable skills or dedicate lessons to help them develop such skills. So that’s exactly what I decided to to do.

I created these lessons with my Year 8 classes in mind but I am sure year 7 and even primary school aged children would enjoy these lessons. My year 8s really enjoyed these lessons and I feel made an impact. I now often refer to them when teaching my normal curriculum lessons. e.g. "you have 5 min to complete this task, remember our time management lesson…’

This resource would also be good for PSHCE and for teachers teaching pupils with additional needs.

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  • Communication.pptx
  • Problem-Solving.pptx
  • Teamwork.pptx
  • Time-Management.pptx

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Created: Oct 21, 2019

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