lundi 12 décembre 2022

Soft skills according to ChatGPT OpenAI


 

 

What are soft skills ?

Soft skills are personal attributes and personality traits that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people. Some examples of soft skills include communication, empathy, teamwork, adaptability, and problem-solving. Unlike hard skills, which are specific abilities or techniques that can be taught and measured, soft skills are more general and difficult to define. However, they are no less important than hard skills in the workplace, as they can greatly influence a person's ability to work well with others and succeed in their job. Employers often look for candidates with strong soft skills, as they are essential for building positive relationships and creating a productive work environment.

What soft skills may military drills develop ?

Military drills can help develop a range of soft skills, including communication, leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, and adaptability. Military drills often involve working in teams to accomplish specific tasks or objectives, which can help develop teamwork and collaboration skills. They also require clear and effective communication, as well as the ability to adapt to changing situations and think on one's feet. Additionally, military drills often involve leadership roles, which can help develop leadership skills and the ability to make quick, informed decisions. Overall, military drills can be an excellent way to develop and enhance a range of important soft skills.

What soft skills may maths drills develop ? 

While math drills may not be traditionally associated with soft skills, they can actually help develop a range of important personal attributes. For example, math drills can help improve problem-solving skills, as they involve breaking down complex problems into smaller, more manageable parts and finding creative solutions. They can also help develop critical thinking skills, as they require students to carefully analyze information and make logical conclusions. Additionally, math drills can help improve communication skills, as they involve explaining and justifying mathematical concepts and ideas to others. Overall, while math drills may not be specifically designed to develop soft skills, they can actually be an excellent way to enhance a range of important personal attributes.

How can soft skills be accelerated at college ?  

Soft skills can be accelerated at college in a number of ways. One way is for colleges to incorporate soft skills training into their curricula. This could involve offering courses or workshops on topics such as communication, teamwork, conflict resolution, and problem-solving. Another way is for colleges to create opportunities for students to develop their soft skills through extracurricular activities and clubs. For example, colleges could offer clubs or organizations that focus on public speaking, leadership, or community service, which would provide students with opportunities to develop their soft skills in a practical setting. Additionally, colleges could provide support and resources for students to help them develop their soft skills, such as career counseling or mentorship programs. Overall, there are many ways that colleges can help accelerate the development of soft skills in their students. 


Questions posted by Tru Do-Khac, responses by ChatGPT of OpenAI,  12/12/2022

[1] https://chat.openai.com 

Comments :  

According to ChatGPT of OpenAI

  • typical soft skills : "communication, empathy, teamwork, adaptability, problem-solving"
  • soft skills developped by military drills : "communication, leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, adaptability", 
  • soft skills developped by maths drills : "problem-solving,  finding creative solutions, critical thinking,  communication"
  • soft skills that may be developped at college*, depending on curricula  : "communication, teamwork, conflict resolution, and problem-solving."

 *college : faux ami avec collège, désigne dans le cycle anglo-saxon les études en premières années d'université



Pour un établissement académique attelé à la définition et la mise en œuvre de curricula soft skills,  les réponses de ChatGPT seraient-elles sérendipitives ?

Tout d'abord, il semble  que certains soft skills comme les soft skills de communication et de résolution de problèmes puissent être développées dans tout domaine d'apprentissage. Même les mathématiques, que l'on associe traditionnellement à des hard skills, sont un terrain propice au développement du soft skill de communication. On peut noter que l’Éducation nationale fait figurer "Communiquer " parmi les "six compétences majeures" de l'apprentissage des mathématiques au collège [1].

Concernant les soft skills de leadership et d'adaptabilité, il semble que les entrainements de nature militaire soient particulièrement intéressants. D'ailleurs parmi les 10 soft skills retenus dans le livret de formation humaine et militaire remis par l’École polytechnique aux élèves-ingénieurs lors de leur incorporation figure les soft skills  "influence/usage de l'autorité", "conduite d’équipe" et "adaptabilité" [2].

En revanche pour les soft skills de créativité et d'esprit critique, les mathématiques offrent sans doute un terrain plus favorable. Et pour entrainer les étudiants de grandes écoles d'ingénieurs à la résolution des conflits, l'établissement pourra encourager ses étudiants à prendre des responsabilités d'animation de clubs de vie universitaire ("Binets" dans le contexte de l’École polytechnique [3]).

Pour accompagner le développement de soft skills de leurs étudiants, les établissements peuvent provisionner des ressources de coaching de carrière ou de mentoring. La contribution des alumni est bienvenue d'autant plus que l'on peut imaginer un reverse mentoring sur certains sujets tels que le numérique, l'IA ou l'urgence climatique ou sociale.

Enfin, les étudiants les plus motivés à accélérer leurs soft skills lors de leur présence sur le campus universitaire ou de la grande école pourront réaliser régulièrement des sessions de codéveloppement entre pairs, dont le protocole est particulièrement favorable à un partage d'expérience [4]. Ces sessions de codéveloppement seront opportunes lors des travaux de groupe ou lors de stages en entreprises, en phase de préparation, de réalisation ou de bilan.


[1] Développer les soft skills par l'apprentissage des mathématiques, Le sens et le goût des maths au collège, oct 2022
[2] Les 10 soft skills du Livret de Formation Humaine de l'X, X-SoftSkills, avr 2020   
[3] Soft skills : après les Binets, les Groupes X,  X-Diversité / Site AX, 10/03/2020
[4] X-Forum 2022 innove avec un atelier de soft skills en peer collective assessment", X-SoftSkills, oct 2022 


Mise à jour janvier 2023

Sur X-OpenInnovation, libre accès à d'autres questions / réponses à ChatGPT sur les soft skills

With AI, innovate in soft skills, janvier 2023 


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