Active Learning Fosters Soft Skills in Students

July 31, 2018

Active Learning Fosters Soft Skills in Students

In a recent report by Oxford Economics, employers listed the qualities they desire most in future employees. What made the top of the list? It wasn’t programming, software knowledge or technical capabilities. It was soft skills. Things like interpersonal and communication skills, teamwork and empathy, combating ambiguity and overcoming obstacles are the skills that employers today deem most hirable and most important in the workforce (Gallup Business Journal).

AtLaSalle College in Montréal, Québec, educators recorded improvements in the development of students’ soft skills after implementing an active learning initiative, classroom and tools on their campus. At theEducause Learning Initiative (ELI) annual meeting in January 2018, Jolyanne Le Duc, Pedagogical Support Coordinator, and Mathieu Lépine, Assistant Dean, from LaSalle College shared their findings.

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