Learning to change
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3.4.2 ‘Real world’ skills

Although we are describing these as a separate set of skills, we hope that you can see the value of these skills in supporting your learning, as well as being important for many other aspects of your life. In this course we have been focusing on:

  • communication skills
  • problem-solving (decision-making) skills
  • organisational (self-management) skills.

The next activity is similar to the one you have just done, but here the focus is on the skills that we have labelled as ‘everyday’ or ‘real world’ skills.

Activity 39 Reflecting on how you have used the three ‘real world’ skills

Allow about 25 minutes for this activity

This activity is an opportunity to reflect on how you have used these three skills in this section. For this activity, select an activity from this section. Again, you are asked to draw up a chart similar to the one below. We have included an example. For this activity try to include an example of how you have used all three ‘real world’ skills.

My real world skills

Activity from Section 3 What ‘real world’ skills did I use? Are there any other ways I could use this skill?
Activity 31 – Can you change your Johari window? I used communication skills to ask my friend to give me feedback. I could use the same skills to ask for feedback from someone at work.


We hope that doing this activity will help reinforce the idea that these three skills are transferable – that they can be used in a wide variety of different situations. These skills act as an important foundation for many aspects of our lives. They can even help with learning. They are also the skills that you will be encouraged to use in the next section.

The next section can also be viewed as an opportunity to develop a ‘deep’ approach to your learning.


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