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Tech Tools for Assessing the “Soft” Skills By Cathy Swan Should schools teach “soft” skills, such as communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking? Most colleges and workplaces believe the answer is yes. This article provides a variety of examples of tech tools that can help you teach and assess these skills.
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