Practice Makes Perfect: The Importance of Practical Learning

Practical learning is central to transforming the life chances of young people and adults, and to the prosperity of the nation. Yet the government recognises that there are some deep-seated and long-standing weaknesses in our nation’s skills.

This collection of essays bring together some of the foremost thinkers in this field to look at the evidence and the challenges facing policymakers. Writing on topics such as which skills matter, why do governments treat further education students like children, and does the education system teach the right skills, the contributors address the issues central to raising skills for young people and adults to world standards.

Contributors include Alissa Goodman from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, John Weston, Chairman of the University for Industry, and Professor Alison Wolf from King’s College London.

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