Relating to others

Relating to others is about interacting effectively with a diverse range of people in a variety of contexts. 

This competency includes the ability to:

  • Listen actively,
  • Recognise different points of view,
  • Negotiate,
  • Share ideas.

Students who relate well to others are open to new learning and able to take different roles in different situations. 

They are aware of how their words and actions affect others. 
They know when it is appropriate to compete and when it is appropriate to co-operate. 
By working effectively together, they can come up with new approaches, ideas, and ways of thinking.

Employers around the world identify the skills in this key competency as being critical for an effective workforce.
It is up to schools to work with parents to talk about these skills and to provide opportunities to explore what they look like in practice.

Good old-fashioned board games and talk around the table are as important as ever!

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