We can broadly categorise what we learn into 3 areas.
Knowledge – eg I know that Henry the 8th had 6 wives. Character attributes: the choices we make, our attitudes or behaviours, eg being kind or being sensitive and, Skills: the ability to successfully and repeatedly do something. These skills can be further broken down into: Technical Skills: – specific to a particular area, for example a mechanic being able to use a piece of equipment or a Doctor being able to perform a type of surgery. Basic Skills: these are literacy and numeracy, and basic digital skills we need to refine these to access all of our lessons and develop our knowledge and skills. And finally Essential Skills.
The Gosport Futures are these essential skills which ‘almost everyone needs to do almost any job. They are the skills that make specific knowledge and technical skills fully productive’.
They allow us to be successful in our classrooms, what every they look like at school, virtually or education anywhere and to be successful in future employment!
The Gosport Futures have been collaboratively developed with our employer partners and can be tracked and logged using the UniFrog platform. Behind each of the skills are a range of resources and steps which teachers and pupils can use to help to improve in each area. However, it is important to remember that Gosport Futures can’t even be finished or completed, sometimes we are all great at staying positive, or listening or speaking, but sometimes we find it harder. In the GFM we try to identify areas that we can make progress in and then support learners to improve each of these essential skills.
If you would like to find out more visit https://www.skillsbuilder.org/homelearning where information is provided for parents and carers about how you can support the universal framework as well as resources which help to describe each of the the skills.