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How to develop Soft Skills and Expertise in an EdTech and Neuroscience perspective

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All learning depends on the rewiring of neurons into new patterns. From this prerequisite, it takes 10 000 hours of learning to become an expert within a certain field according to recent research. The new rewired patterns in the brain once established creates a new unconscious competence and when focused on one selected field it creates expertise. However, to reach this level you also require soft skills, meaning the ability to critical thinking, leadership, problem-solving and adaptability etc. The bridge to develop these skills in an accessible and effective way nowadays is formed by educational technologies. In this way, you also improving your competence in another of the most important parts of today’s and future working life, digital literacy.

As the McKinsey research report Education to Employment shows a profound mismatch between the job skills employers need today and the skills that education systems worldwide provides, the simple points above could transform educational systems to better prepare students the working life’s requirements. Unique expertise, great soft skills and wide-ranging digital literacy are what employers are looking for.

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