Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do

Interesting, thought-provoking blog in general.
But this post in particular is a good one to keep bookmarked for reference.

User Generated Education

This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc.  I started a list – see below.  Some have “always” been true – some are unique to this century of learning.  Let me know of any other universal skills you believe young people should know how to do.

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A footnote to yesterday’s Issue N#1 post

You know what I said yesterday, about racism, ethnocentrism and “the other”?

The focus article in The Age today (http://www.theage.com.au/national/so-youre-a-muslim-20141209-1215kk.html) emphasizes this.

I guess I skimmed over some of that stuff yesterday, didn’t I?
I did Sociology and Psychology as VCE subjects; I’ve always found that sort of thing interesting.
Ethnocentrism is “judging another culture by your own [culture’s] standards” and “believing that your own culture is superior”. There’s certainly a bit of that going on at the moment!

Empathy, and looking at a culture without judgement, falls under the heading of cultural relativism.