The world is changing and so should the way we envisage the learning and development of our children.
International organisations such as the OECD, UNESCO or the World Bank have recognised the need to address such issues and actively encourage education systems around the world to adopt innovative and holistic approaches. 21st Century Skills will help children become global citizens who function effectively in the knowledge economy.
Unfortunately, the reality on the ground is that the formal education sector remains traditional and slow to evolve. The promotion and development of personal and social skills in schools is rare with notable exceptions in high-end market leaders in the progressive international schooling sector. Such educational organisations often use the International Baccalaureate programme which is articulated around a student learner profile and focuses on values and skills such as care, communication and risk taking. The EDB in Hong Kong also issued a list of generic skills such as creativity, communication and collaboration inviting local schools to develop these aspects in their curriculum.
Neurokidz©has synthesised the work carried out by these organisations and identified key life skills for children.
Each neuroskill© has a dedicated super hero who help children to resolve their problems using super powers. The super powers are practical and simple steps to learn and use a skill conveyed in a child-friendly manner.
Neuro-heroes are currently still in the hands of our design department. Stay tune for a forthcoming publication!
After benchmarking the work carried out by international organisations, Neurokidz© has identified key life skills that can help children grow into happy and successful adults.
Using the latest research findings on how children's brains grow and develop, Neurokidz© has developed practical, child-friendly and neuroscience-based solutions to help children acquire these life-long skills.
Those 'Neuro-skills©' are as follows:
Self-Control: overcoming negative emotions
Creative and Critical Thinking: solving problems
Empathy & Collaboration: building relationships
Cognitive Learning & Constructive Memory: reinforcing knowledge creation
Self Confidence & Stress Management: rising to challenges
Embracing Change: capturing better opportunities
Effective Communication: getting ideas across