3.3.2 “Real-World” Skills

Although we are describing “real-world” skills 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 unit, we have been focusing on:

  • Communication skills.
  • Problem solving (decision making) skills.
  • Organizational (self-management) skills.

The next activity is similar to the one you have just completed, but here the focus is on the skills that we have labeled as everyday or real-world skills.

Activity 3.22: Reflecting on How You Have Used the Three “Real-World” Skills

Timing: Allow about 25 minutes for this activity.

This activity is an opportunity to reflect on how you have used these three skills in this unit. For this activity, select an activity from this unit. Again, you are asked to draw up a table 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 Unit 3What “real-world” skills did I use?Are there any other ways I could use this skill?
Activity 3.7: 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 completing this activity will help reinforce the idea that these three skills are transferable—that they can be used in a 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 unit.

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

3.3.1 Academic Skills

3.4 Conclusion