"The problem with the skills gap argument is that it accounts for only one set of skills that employers consider important," argues Rachel Burstein in her editorial "Viewpoints: America's 'Skills Gap' Goes Far Beyond Computer Engineering" (Sept. 2014).  She advocates that workers need skills "such as communication, critical thinking, creativity, empathy, and understanding of diversity" for true success -- not only on the job, but in our everyday lives.

How can we improve our efforts as students and teachers to learn these skills? To demonstrate these qualities?




Global Citizens! Fuel your worldview:
*communication
 
*critical thinking
*creativity
 
*empathy
*understanding
     of diversity