GLO Transferable Skills

Transferable skills are important for both professional and personal development. Transferable skills are “portable skills,” meaning they are qualities that can be transferred from one activity or job to another. Some examples of transferable skills are communication, adaptability, decision-making, and problem solving. 

Examples of skills that are possible to use and develop further;

Project Based Learning (PBL)

Project Based Learning (PBL) is a dynamic classroom teaching method in which the learning audience gains knowledge and relevant skills through active exploration of real-world problems and challenges. The PBL approach ensures deeper knowledge in the field, along with hands-on practice. 

Critical thinking and analytical skills

Critical thinking is the ability of a person to question, interpret, and apply theories and concepts to practical issues. Critical thinking also includes the abilities to organize, filter, and synthesize a large body of information, dissect a problem into its component parts, analyze the issues, and make reasoned arguments.

Research skills

Research skills help a person understand and apply different research methodologies, construct and use appropriate research techniques, and search for and select appropriate sources and data.

Communication skills

Communication skills entail the ability to write clearly and concisely, structure papers and documents logically, properly cite sources, and communicate with an audience clearly and concisely using logically structured presentations and appropriate presentation tools.

Entrepreneurial Skills 

Entrepreneurial skills require a developed proficiency in core business knowledge. Encouragement to think creatively and critically in business contexts leads to the development of leadership, communication skills, teamwork, and entrepreneurial skills in both local and global contexts.  

Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a design methodology that provides a solution-based approach to solving problems. It’s extremely useful in tackling complex problems that are ill-defined or unknown, by understanding the human needs involved, re-framing the problem in human-centric ways, creating many ideas in brainstorming sessions, and by adopting a hands-on approach in prototyping and testing. Understanding these five stages of Design Thinking will empower anyone to apply the Design Thinking method in order to solve complex problems that occur around us — in our companies, in our countries, and even on the scale of our planet.