We have previously discussed the importance of cognitive skills and their role in the learning process, but there is another set of skills that is no less important in achieving academic success. We are talking about non-cognitive skills. These skills have less to do with intellect and more with personality, but they are extremely important in life and academic performance.
What are non-cognitive skills and why they are important
In broad terms, non-cognitive skills are defined by scientists as “patterns of thought, feelings, and behavior” (basically, personality traits). When it comes to a list of specific skills, it varies. For educators, these are the personality traits and behaviors closely related to academic success. They can include going to class and participating, self-discipline, a sense of belonging to academic community, belief that success comes with effort, strategic planning and goal setting, and social skills like the ability to cooperate and create relationships.
Non-cognitive skills are just as important as cognitive skills. In fact, research indicates that students with stronger non-cognitive skills demonstrate higher academic performance throughout the school years. Moreover, non-cognitive skills influence cognitive skills. When students have well-developed non-cognitive skills, they demonstrate regular school attendance, complete homework on time, and actively participate in class, which leads to better grades and therefore development of cognitive skills. So, practicing non-cognitive skills from early age is a necessity.
How Eggs Time promotes non-cognitive skills
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Stories to take a look at: The Cookie Trouble (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnbIhq51mqU&t=6s), Spring And The Bird (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my5gzV9wjjA), and Pooky Rescues The Ball (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my5gzV9wjjA).
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If you want to learn more about non-cognitive skills, you may want to read a report published by John Hopkins School of Education that explores this topic. You can find it at http://edpolicy.education.jhu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/NoncognitiveskillsmastheadFINAL.pdf.