It turns out that the typical school spends most of its time on just one of those skills (obedience through comportment and regurgitation). What would happen if we taught each skill separately?*
Seth Godin names the following skills as important to life and, so, important to learn in our educational years:
Edward de Bono wrote about six thinking hats that help us live life more fully:
Neutral and objective
Creativity and new ideas
Whether we identify six or seven (or fifteen) skills, we need to figure out ways of honing these every day. They are the horizontals moving through the vertical walls of subjects.
One day, they’ll also make it onto the school curriculum.