Auditing your current skills can be a valuable activity. Below, you will find a lesson plan that will help learners: –

  • Think about skills required for a career they’re interested in
  • Audit their skills in relation to a career of their choice
  • Identify where they have already demonstrated these skills
  • Determine how they can acquire these skills if they are lacking

We’ve all been there in an interview.

“Can you tell me about a time you demonstrated the ability to solve a problem?”

Your answer needs to be strong enough to wow the interviewer, convincing enough to show you haven’t made it up, and novel enough to stand out from the crowd. Unfortunately, many young people give bland answers such as “during my exams”. These are unhelpful at best and detrimental to their chances at worst.

The learners we speak to have miles more to offer. They’ve done more and achieved more than they give themselves credit for. The problem lies in an inability to articulate the skills they have effectively, as well as linking the activities they do to the skills the activity builds.

Kloodle is designed to help learners with this very problem. By creating a strong Kloodle profile, you are, by definition, reflecting upon the skills you are building. This strengthens the link between the activity and its constituent skills, as well as improving your understanding of the skills you are building and the ability to articulate these skills.

This lesson plan can be used successfully without Kloodle. However, we’re biased and feel it’s far more effective with access to a profile. If your school or college doesn’t yet have Kloodle, please get in touch on our contact page, or book a demo to get started.

Anyway, here’s the resources you’re after……

 

FOR TEACHERS

 

Here’s the lesson plan….

 

 

And the worksheet …..

 

 

FOR LEARNERS

Share the following link with your learners to get them started….https://homepage.kloodle.com/2021/01/07/auditing-your-skills-an-activity/

They’ll see the instructions below: –

 

 

What you will need

 

Watch the video

 

The following video will walk you through the activities required

 

Activities without the video

 

Here are the activities for people who do not want to watch the video…..

 

Define the term “Skill”…….

 

 

List as many “skills” as you can……

 

Audit the skills of a career you’re interested in and think of examples from your own life

 

Identify the gaps and activities you can participate in to address these gaps

 

 

 

Complete your skills audit – here’s how (a description is also in the video above)

 

Log in to your student profile

 

Ensure you are on the “Dash” tab of your profile

 

Under your skills wheel, you’ll see a button entitled “Initial Skills Assessment”

 

 

Click the button

 

Complete the star ratings – be honest! This works best if there are distinctions between your best and worst skills

Click “Publish” at the bottom of the page

 

You’ll see a red wheel on your skills wheel. This is your baseline assessment.

 

Create posts based on your skills audit

 

Log in to your profile & click “Create Post”

 

Give the post a title

 

Upload any photos, videos and documents that evidence your participation

 

Use the description section to describe how you demonstrated the skills

 

Tag in the skills & click “Publish”

 

 

Navigate back to your profile and see how your skills wheel has grown

 

 

What’s next?

 

The next thing to do is to complete your bio.

Phill

About Phill

Phillip is co-founder of Kloodle.

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