Understanding the basics of soft skills in education reform

http://gssaweb.org/webnew/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Best-Practices-in-Soft-Skills-Assessment.pdf

http://mass.educational-innovation.org/attachments/396_MASS%20wp4%20final%20report%20part-1.pdf 

http://www.edugains.ca/resources21CL/About21stCentury/21CL_21stCenturyCompetencies.pdf

http://www.youcandoiteducation.com/pdf/RWQ-Research-Article-YCDI-Bernard.pdf

Assessing soft skills

https://www.google.ca/?gws_rd=ssl#q=why+are+soft+skills+hard+to+assess+children

http://www.pz.harvard.edu/resources/documentation-transforming-our-perspectives 

Teaching soft skills:

http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/30-ways-to-cultivate-soft-skills-in-your-students/

https://www.teachontario.ca/community/explore/teachontario-talks/blog/2015/09/14/classroom-chit-chat-using-accountable-talk-in-the-classroom

The Impact of Collaborative Skills:

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/08/04/how-listening-and-sharing-help-shape-collaborative-learning-experiences/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDzJFMtygSk

 

Developmental and cultural considerations:

http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnins.2015.00333/full

http://link.springer.com.proxy.queensu.ca/article/10.1007%2Fs10643-011-0481-x

http://journals1.scholarsportal.info.proxy.queensu.ca/pdf/08852014/v20i0001/33_dcntltc.xml

http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(05)00960-7

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wcs.1232/abstract

Assessment Strategies/Tools

https://connect2learning.com/members/co-constructing-criteria-students/

http://teachingtools.ophea.net/supplements/inquiry-based-learning/assessment-inquiry-based-learning#assess

https://www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/edulibrary/public/teachlearn/student/reflectivejournals.pdf

http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech217.shtml

http://download.intel.com/education/Common/au/Resources/DEP/strategies/DEP_Feedback_formal.pdf

https://www.childcareexchange.com/library/5011250.pdf

http://www.studentsatthecenter.org/resources/student-centered-assessment-guide-self-assessment

http://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/exit_slips

http://teachingtools.ophea.net/sites/default/files/pdf/hpe_tool5_10mr16.pdf

http://teachingtools.ophea.net/sites/default/files/pdf/hpe_tool1_17mr16.pdf

http://teachingtools.ophea.net/sites/default/files/pdf/hpe_tool7_10mr16.pdf

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rosemary_Luckin/publication/227634394_Beyond_Web_20_Mapping_the_technology_landscapes_of_young_learners/links/5481b5ec0cf263ee1adfde81.pdf

Soft skills in post-secondary settings and employment

Creativity and Intelligence  - http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/021/vol1/020/exp2107020.pdf

Teamwork and achieving - http://www.ernweb.com/educational-research-articles/high-and-low-achievers-benefit-from-teamwork/

Critical Thinking and achievement -

http://www.tolerance.org/supplement/critical-thinking-skills-and-academic-achievement

http://www.ectownusa.net/memberbusinessnetwork/docs/Soft_Skills_Assessment_for_Integrated_Marketing_Final_BESAC.pdf

 

http://blogs.worldbank.org/impactevaluations/hard-measurement-soft-skills