03 March 2022
Nine Skills in Practice: Self-knowledge
In our 'Nine Skills for the Future' blog, we discuss the skills that we believe are vital to ensuring that our students are ready for tomorrow’s world.
At CGS, we focus on supporting students so they can develop nine key skills, across three categories: Human Skills, Analytical Skills and Enterprise Skills1.
Karin Askham, Rector, CSVPA, shares an example of how Human Skills – in particular Self-knowledge - are fostered at CSVPA, through their Arts Lab project:
"Our Arts Lab collaboration allows students to think about global initiatives and some of the challenges in the world today - to explore their creativity and to act as a catalyst for change."
"One of the skills we champion here is self-knowledge. Self-knowledge is an important skill for our creatives to develop - it helps them become the artists they want to be.
"One of the many initiatives we have at the school - and our students benefit from - is our Arts Lab project. Arts Lab is a collaboration where our students work on live projects with notable universities. Our first Arts Lab collaboration was in 2018 with the University of Cambridge.
"This year, we collaborated with the University of Oxford and Cambridge to produce epidemiology illustrations and over 280 were produced for both universities. These illustrations are being used to educate communities in Sub Saharan Africa on the prevention of Parasitic Diseases. Our Arts Lab collaboration allows students to think about global initiatives and some of the challenges in the world today - to explore their creativity and to act as a catalyst for change."
This article is part of an ongoing series of 'Skills in Practice' blogs, where we will continue to share how we develop the nine skills across our global community of schools. To stay up to date, visit the 'Skills' section of our Blog.
- Cognitive Flexibility
- Data Literacy
- Digital Literacy
- Global Citizenship
- Emotional Intelligence