NextGen: HN – Meta-skills for Learners
We have recently released the second of our online resources, designed specifically for NextGen: HN learners when developing their meta-skills.
This module explains what meta-skills are, why they are included within NextGen: HN qualifications, and what learners can expect over the course of the year. It also contains brief reflective activities to encourage learners get started with reflective practice.
This module allows learners to explore the language of meta-skills within the Skills 4.0 framework. It encourages learners to consider the personal relevance of meta-skills, and how they could connect with their learning and future work contexts.
The stand-alone modules can be worked on independently by learners. However, they can also be used in combination with teaching activities.
Over the next few months, we will be releasing a further two learner courses – Developing Meta-skills and Assessing Meta-skills – along with a revised practitioner course.
The current version of the Practitioners’ SQA Academy course can be accessed on our website. This course offers an overview of meta-skills, guidance on possible approaches for learning and teaching and assessment procedures.
We have produced additional Assessment Guidance which offers support on how to assess the meta-skills outcome through the processes of self-assessment, goal setting, action planning and reflective practice. This document will be shared with you by NPDMs for testing and feedback.
We will review this guidance for session 2023-2024.
The meta-skills Ushare page has been updated with access to a range of resources focused on the processes of self-awareness, goal setting and reflective practice. You are invited to add any resources you think other centres may find useful.