In modern society, students need more than just ‘knowledge’ to be successful. It’s not enough to learn facts and methods. It’s about knowing when and how to apply the knowledge and methods, about having the mental dexterity to deal with the unexpected, about being able to think through a problem. These skills will be crucial in the exam, it is not just about knowledge..skills are important too!
It’s likely you have heard about these skills before: skills like problem-solving, independent research, critical-thinking, time-management, team-working, self-directed study, self-awareness and time-management. We refer to them as ‘transferable skills’ because they can be transferred to different context (which may or may not be part of a formal study programme) than that in which they are learnt. These skills, taken together, act like a ‘How to learn’ toolkit that enable a person to go on learning, and to learn different kinds of things in different environments and help in preparation for further study or employment.