Educational Technology

June 26, 2016

Daphne Koller: Soft skills are overlooked and undervalued

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

by Rebecca Smith, Management Today

But which skills does Koller think students should be really swotting up on for future success? ‘One of the bigger ones we’re seeing is the ability to handle data,’ she says. ‘I don’t just mean big data, but data-oriented thinking and business analytics.’ Koller then points to an often overlooked set of skills as those that’ll always be valuable. ‘The whole range of soft skills is also very important,’ she says. ‘We’re getting to a point where the world is changing really fast so concrete skills that are important today might not be useful tomorrow.’ But the abilities to formulate a problem, work well within a team, accept responsibilities and be flexible don’t have a sell-by date. ‘All of those skills that I think for a while weren’t seen as important will be for a long time.’

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