B7 How to teach soft skills

37,08  (Price excluding tax 29,90 )

What do you get:

  • self-study online course at own pace
  • access valid 30 days
  • video lectures (in total 46 mins)
  • additional learning material
  • learning assignment


How to teach soft skills? Teaching and learning soft skills can be rewarding!

There is an endless list of soft skills: open-mindedness, adaptability, critical thinking, creativity, empathy, flexibility, time management, emotional intelligence, decision-making, organizational, stress management, and so on. Soft skills are behavioral and interpersonal skills that describe our approach to life, work and relationships with other people, how we work, and how we interact with others.

Soft skills are valuable for students both now and in the future. Life is not about knowing the facts, it’s about growing into one’s own potential as a human being and a member of society. Learning soft skills, like emotional skills, is a wonderful resource for children, and it has a positive effect on their academic success too. In Finland, soft skills are practiced at primary school level, and our curriculum encourages teachers to pay attention to teaching soft skills as a part of schoolwork.

In this course, you will learn what soft skills are and how you can teach them to your students. As teachers, our main responsibility is not to transfer information to our students. But rather, our duty is to raise creative youngsters and adults who can solve problems, work in collaboration with others, and to understand the emotions of others. That’s why teaching soft skills is so important at school!


A school context offers a plenty of opportunities to practise emotional skills daily.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, you’ll know how to recognize soft skills. You will learn what soft skills are as well as why it is important to teach soft skills to your students. Additionally, this course gives you very practical ideas of how to teach soft skills to students at various class levels.

In this course, we will concentrate on five different soft skills. They are communication, creativity, emotional skills, problem solving and teamwork.


The best way to support our students’ team working skills is to offer a lot of exercises and activities they can do together.


  • Introduction to soft skills
  • How to teach communication skills?
  • How to teach creativity?
  • How to teach emotional skills?
  • How to teach problem solving?
  • How to teach teamwork?
  • Conclusions


Creativity is closely related with thinking skills and problem-solving skills; you need both to be creative.


Completion methods: short video lectures (in total 46 mins), additional learning material, learning assignments
The course is offered as a self-study online course. The course is asynchronous and can be completed at the participant’s own pace during 30 days.

Duration: in total 10h

Target group: This course is best suited for pre-primary and primary teachers, and for anyone interested in understanding the Finnish way of teaching and learning.

Produced by: Learning Scoop in partnership with Edufication.

Course platform: Claned Online Learning Platform

Access to the course: 30 days

Recommended courses to combine with this course: B1 Cornerstones of Finnish education, B6 Educational Approaches in Finland – “Teach like Teachers in Finland!”, and P4 Positive parenting, module Cooperation skills.


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