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How to teach soft skills

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Soft skills are interpersonal skills like emotional skills, team-working or problem-solving skills. These skills are essential for children both now and later in their life. Therefore they should be taught at school.

This course is about soft skills. You will learn what soft skills are as well as why and how you can teach them to your students.

What you’ll learn?

After completing the course, you’ll know how to recognize soft skills. Additionally, this micro course gives you very practical ideas of how to teach soft skills to students at various class levels.

Who is your instructor?

Kati Keski-Mäenpää has a doctoral degree in education, with a focus on pedagogy and teacher training.

This course is produced by Learning Scoop in partnership with Edufication. Learning Scoop is a Finnish company specializing in educational study tours, online courses, and in-service training programs for teachers, principals, and early childhood education professionals both in Finland and abroad. Learning Scoop aims to find the best practices in Finnish education and empower teachers and schools worldwide for better learning.

What’s in the course?

  • Introduction to soft skills
  • How to teach communication skills?
  • How to teach creativity?
  • How to teach emotional skills?
  • How to teach problem-solving?
  • How to teach teamwork?
  • Conclusions

Work your way through all the course material in the order displayed on the page. This way you will start with the introduction to soft skills and then move on to the more detailed content. It should take you about 10 hours to complete this course.

How to pass?

To pass this course, you will need to complete all the course activities. You will also need to give us some feedback at the end of the course. Each section includes additional reading material and exercises in which you are supposed to plan your own short teaching sessions.
Once all those parts are completed and we have received your feedback, we will check everything is completed and prepare your certificate. Please be patient, as it might take us about a week to email your certificate to you.

Any questions?

We hope that you enjoy the course! If you have any questions about the course material, please do not hesitate to contact us at Edufication@xamk.fi. We will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Don’t forget to answer the course feedback at the end of the course to receive a certificate!