We've all heard of the 4 Cs – collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication –, but what if there were other key skills and qualities? What about the power of curiosity, the value of empathy and the need for grit? Join me – and my guests – as we delve into these core skills in this podcast series and work out just what their importance is for students of English today.
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Here are the links to the materials in Episode 6 (as they occur in the podcast).
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Online article: Epley, N. & Schroeder, J. "The surprising benefits of talking to strangers". BBC website, 12 June 2019. Last accessed 6.7.2021.
Online resource: Goo, Sara "The skills Americans say kids need to succeed in life." Pew Research Center, 19 February 2015. Last accessed 6.7.2021.
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TED talk: Hasson, Uri. "This is your brain on communication." TED, February 2016.
TED talk: Stevenson, Bryan. "We need to talk about an injustice." TED, March 2012.
Book: Gallo, Carmine. Talk Like TED. The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds. London: Pan Books, 2017.
Book: Lindbergh, Anne Morrow. Gift from the Sea. London: Chatto & Windus, 2015.
Here are the links to the materials in Episode 5 (as they occur in the podcast).
Online resource: "Manifesto for Agile Software Development". Published 2001. Last accessed 8.6.2021.
Article: Hackman, Richard J. "What makes for a great team?"Psychological Science Agenda. June 2004. Last accessed 8.6.2021.
Article: Haas, Martine & Mortensen, Mike. "The Secrets of Great Teamwork" Harvard Business Review (June 2016).
Book: Lencioni, Patrick, The Five Dysfunctions of Teams. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2002.
Article: Kuhn, Deanna. "Thinking Together and Alone." Educational Researcher 10, no. 44/1 (2015). Last accessed 8.6.2021.
TED talk: Treasure, Julian. "5 Ways to Listen Better." TEDGlobal, July 2011.
Book: Murphy, Kate. You're not Listening. What You're Missing and Why it Matters. New York: Celadon Books, 2019.
Here are the links to the materials in Episode 4 (as they occur in the podcast).
Report: World Economic Forum. "The Future of Jobs Report 2020." Last accessed 12.5.2021.
Article: Lee, Kai-Fu. "Artificial Intelligence Is Powerful—And Misunderstood. Here's How We Can Protect Workers."Time Magazine. 11 January 2019. Last accessed 12.5.2021.
Article: GPT-3. "A robot wrote this entire article. Are you scared yet, human?"The Guardian. 8 September 2020. Last accessed 12.5.2021.
Online resource: Fancourt D, Garnett C, Spiro N, West R, Müllensiefen D. "How do artistic creative activities regulate our emotions? Validation of the Emotion Regulation Strategies for Artistic Creative Activities Scale (ERS-ACA)" PLoS ONE 14(2). Last accessed 12.5.2021.
TED talk: Robinson, Ken. "Do schools kill creativity?" TED, February 2006.
Article: Torrance, E. Paul and Shaughnessy, Michael F. "An Interview with E. Paul Torrance: About Creativity." Educational Psychology Review 10, no. 4 (1998). Last accessed 12.5.2021.
Article: Kaufman, J. C. & Beghetto, R. A. (2009). "Beyond Big and Little: The Four C Model of Creativity" Review of General Psychology, 13(1), 1–12.
Report: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). "Fostering Students' Creativity and Critical Thinking." Last accessed 12.5.2021.
Article: Robinson, Ken. "To encourage creativity, Mr Gove, you must first understand what it is."The Guardian. 17 May 2013. Last accessed 12.5.2021.
Here are the links to the materials in Episode 3 (as they occur in the podcast).
Online resource: Ennis, Robert. "The Nature of Critical Thinking: An Outline of Critical Thinking Dispositions and Abilities." Last revised May, 2021. Last accessed 7.4.2021.
Online resource: Hitchcock, David. "Critical Thinking", Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2020 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.). Last accessed 7.4.2021.
Report: World Economic Forum. "The Future of Jobs Report 2020." Last accessed 7.4.2021.
Article: Plummer, Matt. "A Short Guide to Building Your Team's Critical Thinking Skills." Harvard Business Review. Posted 11 October 2019. Last accessed 7.4.2021.
Here are the links to the materials in Episode 2 (as they occur in the podcast).
Website: Mario Livio
Book: Livio, Mario. Why? What makes us curious. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Article: Grossnickle, E.M. "Disentangling Curiosity."Educational Psychology Review 28/1 (3/2016).
Article: Kang M. J., Ming Hsu, I., Camerer C. F., et al. "The Wick in the Candle of Learning." Psychological Science 20/8 (2009).
Article: Gruber, M. J., Gelman, B. D., Ranganath, C. "States of Curiosity Modulate Hippocampus-Dependent Learning via the Dopaminergic Circuit." Neuron (2014).
TED talk: Gruber, M. "This is your brain on curiosity." YouTube, uploaded by TEDx Talks, 11 November 2015.
Online resource: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). "Skills for 2030. In brief." Last accessed 21.3.2021.
Article: Lowry, N., & Johnson, D. W. "Effects of controversy on epistemic curiosity, achievement, and attitudes." Journal of Social Psychology, 115/1 (1981).
Article: Deardorff, D. K. Intercultural competence model in "The Identification and Assessment of Intercultural Competence as a Student Outcome of Internationalization at Institutions of Higher Education in the United States." Journal of Studies in International Education 10 (Fall/2006).
Here are the links to the materials in Episode 1 (as they occur in the podcast).
Online resource: Schleicher, A. "The Case for 21st century learning." Last accessed 21.3.2021.
Website: Sir Ken Robinson
Book: Robinson, Ken. Creative Schools: the Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education. New York: Penguin Books, 2015.
Website: Angela Duckworth
Book: Duckworth, Angela. Grit: Why passion and resilience are the secrets to success. London: Vermilion, 2017.