Session 5B: Foundational and Soft Skills for Disadvantaged Children and Youth
- Dr. Nandini Chatterjee, UNESCO MGIEP
- Dr. Sheldon Shaeffer, Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood, Thailand
- Mr. Sompop Jantraka, Development Education Programme for Daughters and Communities/Greater Mekong Sub-Region, Thailand
Moderator: Ms. Thantida Wongprasong, Equitable Education Fund, Thailand
Scope: Soft-skills are a combination of many different things and are often transferable skills. Recognizing the many barriers disadvantaged youth may face, the session will explore how non-cognitive skills are important or more important than cognitive aspects in education and how these skills affect academic achievement and employment potentials.