Playing 4 Soft Skills

Helping students to discover transversal skills through play

The Soft Skills Evaluation Report – insights into the first output of the Playing 4 Soft Skills Project

Exactly one year ago, we started our work on the 1st Output of the KA2 Playing 4 Soft Skills Project – the Soft Skills Evaluation Report. You can find the whole report on the Playing 4 Soft Skills Website: in English, German and Italian. The aim of the this report is to provide teachers, employers […]

Playing 4 Soft Skills: one year behind, one more to go!

Some reflections on the first year of the Playing 4 Soft Skills Erasmus Plus project Whoever is reading this post and happens to work in the field of project management is fully aware that a key factor for a successful project is periodical monitoring and evaluation of activities and results. This is particularly important especially […]

Play for soft skill: what are soft skills and how they can be useful for your future

If you started thinking about your future and your career, you should bear in mind that job market is constantly changing and you are growing up in a world that every day becomes more technological, where innovation relies on cutting-edge inventions.  For generation Z and Alpha people, it is essential to understand how to become […]

The value of developing soft skills in students’ education

As the world is becoming more technological and conformist, the labour market is constantly looking for factors that can make the difference. For many years, all economic resources were concentrated in “tangible” or “hard” things as money, products and instruments that allow companies to carry out tasks in the fastest way. Nowadays, rather than focusing […]

Dealing with stress: from the scattered to the symbolic

By Elena Pedrosa Puerta, Teacher of Plastic Arts and Design, PhD in Audiovisual Communication and Art Therapist. Introduction: from the dispersed to the symbolic, a journey back to the origin For Pablo Beneito, Doctor in Islamic Literature: “The symbolic implies the movement to restore unity, while the diabolical would be the movement to disperse.” (1) […]

9 tips to demonstrate dependability in the workplace

Dependability is a significant soft skill that a person can possess. Being dependable means that you do what you say you will, when you say you will. You can be trusted to complete any task, and you will do it well. A dependable person builds trust by holding him/herself accountable, and if they lead others, […]

Time management: 5 tips to better organize your daily activities

“He who every morning plans the transactions of that day and follows that plan carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life.” With this quote from Victor Hugo we can find out what time management is.  Time management is the process of planning and exercising conscious control of […]

Becoming more European with Erasmus

Cultural awareness in the schools One of the key competences of lifelong learning – cultural awareness and expression – includes the ability to appreciate the creative expression of ideas, experiences and emotions, as well as active creativity in various expressions like music, arts, fine arts and literature. The European schools are increasingly using a competence […]

Messages from Marina Abramović about effective communication and performative art

Juan Antonio Espinosa  Through their works, artists continually explore the possibilities and limits of communication. The artistic message assumes different functions or meanings: sometimes it intends to transmit what the artist is feeling, other times it explains the situation that he is going through; sometimes, the work serves the artist to say what he thinks […]

Self awareness – and why it is better to ask yourself “what” instead of “why”

How do you feel today?  What made you laugh, what made you angry?  What went pretty well?  Was there something, you would like to change for the next time?  Are you having a good time? Do you think about those questions sometimes? If not – do not hesitate to do so: Scientists and organizational psychologists […]