Interpersonal Skills and the Job Market

www.gse.harvard.edu

If we want to be effective at preparing young people for the workplaces of tomorrow, we need to help them learn how to adapt to changing needs or unforeseen circumstances in their future jobs and how to collaborate with others. Strong interpersonal skills are crucial. This means that educators need to shift their thinking from what students are learning to how they are learning. Classrooms should "reflect the richness of real-life interactions, and to give people experience in the kinds of settings that are going to be useful to them when they leave school." 

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