Core skills - unlocking a world of potential

Our education systems, and the young people within them, face some daunting challenges.  

By supporting teachers to develop their pedagogy in each of the core skills, we aim to give young people the skills and knowledge they need to prosper in a globalised society.

Download the brochure 'Core skills - unlocking a world of potential' to find out how the British Council is the British Council is championing the development of these core skills and competencies by supporting teachers to develop their pedagogy in the following areas:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Collaboration and communication
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Citizenship
  • Digital literacy
  • Student leadership and personal development


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