実践ビジネス英語 2020/7/16 L6(2)21st-Century Skills 21世紀スキル
Lyons recalls what a high school teacher used to say about the importance about asking questions, and McMillan says it’s a vital part of learning. Lyons says American schools should focus more on teaching soft skills or 21st-century skills. He says that different people would define 21st-century skills in different ways, but he thinks of three core skill sets.
to teach listening and questioning skills.
Critical thinking, communications and collaboration.
I’ve also been thinking about what skill sets job applicants need to bring to the table these days. It seems to me that our education system isn’t doing enough to teach listening and questioning skills. I often think back to what one of my high school teachers was fond of saying: “If you don’t have a question after you listen, you weren’t paying attention.”
You were lucky to have such a wise teacher, Steve. I’m very much of the sam mind. Not being afraid to ask questions is a crucial part of the learning process. It may be a cliché, but there really is no such thing as a stupid question – only stupid answers.
I couldn’t agree more. I’m looking for people who aren’t afraid to challenge conventional wisdom, and who can think for themselves.
skill set スキルセット、スキル一式
bring something to the table …を提供する、…を持ってくる。何かを机の上にのせる。議論のためにテーマや提案を持ってくる。何らかの知能や知見などを持ってくる
Lyons means “bring something” that would be a benefit, provide something. They will be a benefit.