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Skills vs Talents 30 min

  • Level 1
  • Level 2

In this activity students will learn the difference between skills and talents, as well as the different kinds of skills that exist (hard and soft).

Start the lesson by playing the Skills vs Talents video which will introduce these concepts to your students.

After the video:
Assign the Sort the Skills & Talents activity to students, they will be given a jumbled list of talents, hard & soft skills which they will have to sort in the correct buckets.

Reiterate the definition of each to make it clear to students:

Soft Skills: Soft skills are the personal attributes, personality traits, inherent social cues, and communication abilities needed for success on the job. Soft skills characterize how a person interacts in his or her relationships with others. These are usually much harder to learn and evaluate in comparison to hard skills.

Hard Skills: Hard skills are teachable abilities or skill sets that are easy to quantify. Typically, you’ll learn hard skills in the classroom, through books or other training materials, or on the job.

Talents: A natural aptitude or skill that is not taught. It can still be a skill that others learn, but someone with a natural talent will master it at a much faster rate.

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