academic_edgeHow to Give Your Students an Academic Edge

“New categories of jobs will emerge, partly or wholly displacing others. The skill sets required in both old and new occupations will change in most industries and transform how and
where people work.” (The Future of Jobs, World Economic Forum, 2016)

There is a level of urgency for our students to develop skills and strategies to be able to thrive in a new working age, where technology, higher levels of thinking, active engagement and diverse social collaboration will be influencing factors in the type of work they do.

Karen Bonanno, Leonie McIlvenny and June Wall have developed a program, Academic Edge, which is designed for teenagers to develop their capabilities to be successful in their study and life.

As a result of participation in this program, teens will:

  • identify individual strengths and weaknesses to assist decision making;
  • develop capacity to achieve personal goals;
  • identify opportunities to improve academic results;
  • develop a range of academic and enterprise skills; and
  • use a range of tools for learning.

This webinar uses a case study of a teenager (name withheld) to exemplify the urgency for young people to develop the skills, strategies and know-how to be able to move forward into either the world of work or further study for career advancement.

Elements of the Academic Edge Program will be included to support the personal development needed to help students cope with cognitive, content, process, management and social demands of the future workplace.

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