A meta-analysis published last year suggests that there is a decline in younger generations in three main components of emotional intelligence (EI): Emotional empathy, managing one’s own disruptive emotions and an overall sense of well-being and positive feelings. But the good news is that EI is learned and learnable. Emotional intelligence training in education settings and/or the workplace can reinforce these skills. February 16, 2022.
Children benefit from having a positive, caring, adult role model, but teachers can’t be everything to everybody, especially in large schools. What gets far less attention is how young people can help one another. Many schools have developed some sort of a peer support program where individuals who are approximately the same age help each other one-on-one or in group settings by providing academic/educational help using diverse activities of an interpersonal helping nature. February 9, 2022.
You may think data analysts only need technical skills, but you would be wrong. Listen to this video for the top 5 soft skills data analysts need. March 15, 2022.
Research shows that the correlation between education level and job performance is weak, and that intelligence scores are a much better indicator of job potential. Universities could substantially increase the value of the college degree if they spent more time teaching their students critical soft skills, such as emotional intelligence, resilience, empathy, integrity, learnability, and leadership skills. January 14, 2019.
Remote learning has had negative effects on children’s well-being. Social and emotional learning (SEL), both in the classroom and at home, can help children learn strategies to navigate change, including the transition back into the classroom. February 18, 2022.
Researchers have developed a new method for training people to be creative, one that shows promise of succeeding far better than current ways of sparking innovation. This new method, based on narrative theory, helps people be creative in the way children and artists are: By making up stories that imagine alternative worlds, shift perspective and generate unexpected actions. March 14, 2022.
Recently, more than 50 million job announcements posted between 2017 and 2020 were analyzed looking at degree requirements in job descriptions. What researchers found was that many companies are moving away from degree requirements and toward skills-based hiring, especially in middle-skill jobs. Employers seem to be thinking more carefully about what capabilities they are truly looking for, which, in turn, is making job applicants more aware that they need to develop soft skills. This change is encouraging skills providers to consider how they can update their curricula to include those skills. February 11, 2022.