Students reflect on the skills they already have, which they will use in the future.

Year level



5 minutes


In class activity

SEL Competencies


Responsible decision-making

Learning intention

Students assess the skills they already possess for the future of work.

Key outcomes

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • identify practical strategies for developing their skills.

Materials needed

Mapped to

  • This resource is not mapped to a curriculum.

Activity 1


5 minutes

Students reflect on the skills they have for the future of work.

  • Students rank the following five skills from 1 (their strongest skill) to 5 (their weakest skill):

    • Complex problem solving

    • Critical thinking

    • Creativity

    • Coordinating with others

    • Emotional intelligence.

  • Students access the article 'Skills for the future of work'. Reflecting on their ranking, they list five ways they can continue to develop their skills. Encourage students to take a strength-based approach and to consider the things they feel they are good at.


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