Education|Soft Skills
April 28, 2024

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” M. Mead

At Morphoses, we enable young learners to reach their highest potential by becoming extroverted, confident, and happy. We teach them how to learn. How? By exposing them to real mystery and fun challenges while giving them all the fundamental tools to enhance their soft skills and fulfill their dreams. Many of you might wonder…Why does my child need soft skills”?Soft skills are what school doesn’t teach; they are not explicitly related to a particular task, job, academic discipline or area of knowledge, but they can be used in various situations and work settings. These skills enable us to work well with others and to be resilient, independent, and agile when challenges knock on our door. Soft skills are traits such as integrity, communication, courtesy, responsibility, professionalism, flexibility and teamwork. They are skills which allow us to become better leaders, friends, parents, colleagues, and most of all, better human beings!

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From theory to… 3,2,1, Action! A few months ago, Jimmy enrolled in a Morphoses class, designed to enhance creative thinking; a crucial soft skill that we often neglect growing up. Jimmy did a great job throughout the course and managed to enhance his creativity. Is that all that he gained? Not at all! Research has shown that creativity is linked to originality and effectiveness. Therefore, by being more creative, Jimmy also became more original, more productive and can now think out of the box!

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His teenage sister Anne enrolled in another Morphoses class, focusing on empathy. She really enjoyed all the fun and engaging activities and learned not only what empathy is, but also how to apply this particular soft skill in her everyday life. Why is that important? It’s simple! She can now build relationships with others on a whole new level!Research confirms that empathy in teenagers can lead to more high-quality friendships, which is the first step towards true, meaningful, long-lasting relationships.

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When Mike, a shy 12-year-old boy, enrolled in a class focusing on self-awareness and self-confidence, his parents didn’t know what to expect. He was always difficult to come out of his sell. Thankfully, our warm and experienced tutor, Mrs. Mary, found ways to make him feel more comfortable. By the time he had completed the program, not only was he more self-aware about his strengths and weaknesses, but, most importantly, he was happy and self-regulated. Research suggests that self-awareness is the primary driver of self-regulation. Another study indicates that extroverts are happier than introverts and present a higher level of self-awareness.

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Jules was suggested to participate in a Morphoses class around flexibility. Before joining the class, he didn’t know how to react to an unexpected situation and he was used to depending on others to come up with solutions. After completing the course, he has gained a more adaptable way of thinking and he manages to find creative solutions on his own to cope with unforeseen situations. The enhancement of his flexibility, led to Jules becoming more independent and open to challenges. Research indicates that high levels of flexible thinking are linked to improved responses to adverse life events, a higher ability to respond to stress in adulthood, and improved creativity.

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What do we learn by these success stories? It all comes down to the following quote by M.Mead: “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” This is exactly what we do and this is why Morphoses is your kids’ ticket to reach their highest potential!

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