Life skills are not just for teenagers anymore.
They’re becoming increasingly important for all of us as we head into adulthood, according to the latest research.
A new study by the British Association for Life Skills (BALTS) shows that life skills have become more important as young people begin to enter adulthood, and a growing number of them are being taught by teachers.
The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, found that teachers in Britain are increasingly using life skills training to teach students about important topics, and that more than 60% of teachers have begun teaching this to their students.
This is the first time we’ve had data for all our teachers in this age group, so we’re very excited to be able to share this with teachers across the country, said lead author Prof Chris Jones from the School of Education at the University of Exeter.
The researchers found that life skill teachers in the UK are increasingly looking at how to train students about the importance of taking time out of school to make new life-related decisions.
Life skills training is being taught in primary schools in Scotland and Wales, and is also being used in other parts of the UK.
It’s been shown that teachers are taking this on board as they look to build more career-specific life skills, but they’ve also been able to take a more personal approach to teaching.
The report found that more teachers than ever are taking life skills courses, and are using life-skills training as a way to help pupils understand life outside school, and as an introduction to new life skills.
They also recognise that teachers need to be more proactive when it comes to teaching life skills to pupils, with more than 40% of them taking action in a way that improves students’ understanding of life outside of school.
This research shows that teachers and parents need to work together to improve learning outcomes for their students, with the key being to make sure that they are teaching the right things to their pupils.BALETS Chief Executive, Claire Foy said:Life skills are key to a child’s ability to thrive, and to learn in a meaningful way.
The BALTS study is another important step in this direction.
We know that the skills we learn can make a difference in how well a child does in life, and these new findings highlight the importance that teachers place on these lessons.
These lessons need to take place in a supportive environment, with an understanding that the lessons will be shared with all students, and there needs to be a focus on engaging students and their families, rather than teaching them in isolation.
It is crucial that we take the lessons we teach seriously and put them into practice, so that young people have a chance to learn and grow in the way they want to.
Balsam Gharib, Head of Research at the Balsam Group, said:The importance of learning life skills has never been greater.
Life skills training has helped to bring about positive change for many young people, including helping to secure jobs and a sense of self-worth.
Teaching life skills in primary school is a great way to start this process.
It is vital that teachers look at the importance and need for life skills for young people as they take on this important role.
Dr Jones added:Life-skilling teachers have a responsibility to provide an environment where students are able to engage with life, be inspired, and explore the joys of life in a positive way.
It’s essential that they get out into the world and create positive, fun experiences for their pupils and help to support them as they tackle the challenges of adulthood.
The BALETS Research Team