We quickly moved to what we would have benefitted from when we were at school and reflecting on that, it brought about a lively discussion in our office. Some people regaled stories of how much they loved school or otherwise, the subjects they enjoyed and why we could all remember vividly some of our teachers and how they impacted our learning positively. How we felt inspired by certain subject areas, which has moulded decisions made in our careers and lives – often without us realising.
After much chat – we came up with a list which we really feel would have been hugely beneficial to learn when we were younger, alongside the subject-specific learning. It is a sort of, ‘if we knew what we now know about the world of work, relationships and life’… what would we have found useful!
The broad topics we came up with were broken down roughly, into 3 categories:
Dealing with people
How to mentor people
Further reading skills
Clearly, we are not the ones who can change curriculum and are certainly not experts in the current education curriculum content – I am absolutely sure they’re all touched upon in various guises across school life but it was an interesting discussion none the less, from a personal perspective.
It would be great to hear your thoughts on this.