Evaluate a Range of Ways to Embed Elements of Functional Skills in Your Specialist Area

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Evaluate a range of ways to embed elements of Functional Skills in your specialist area “Skills are capabilities and expertise in a particular occupation or activity. There are a large number of different types of skills and they can be split into a number of different categories. Basic skills, such as literacy and numeracy, and generic skills, such as team working and communication, are applicable in most jobs. Specific skills tend to be less transferable between occupations. Most occupations use a mix of Different types of skills”

leitch. (2006).

Functional Skills are practical skills in English, maths and information and communications technology The Leitch report (2006) states that a large proportion of U.K school leavers lack functional skills and illustrates the link between embedding functional skills in education and the future of the U.K s workforce and economy.

"Without increased skills, we would condemn ourselves to a lingering decline in competitiveness, diminishing economic growth and a bleaker future for all. The case for action is compelling and urgent. Becoming a world leader on skills will enable the UK to compete with the best in the world. I am optimistic."

This table illustrates a number of methods for implementing functional skills in the context of music education.

writinglyric writing exercise
writing an essay on your favourite musician
writing a self evaluation
writing a c.v
ReadingReading lyrics and poetry to use as research
Reading articles and music reviews
Reading handouts
Reading music
Speaking and ListeningGiving a presentation on a chosen subject Listening to others presentation
Group discussion
Q and A

Representing using mathematical dataresearch a budget and timetable for a tour Creating a time table for rehearsals
Draw up a graph of expected personal progression throughout the course Analysis - processingCompare budget and tour time table to...
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