Please listen to the link below: This American Life, Episode 747: Back to School, at least three times before class on Wednesday. Take notes as you Actively Listen! Additionally, be sure to read through the episode summary before you begin your active listening. After you have become comfortable listening and have taken notes, answer the questions below:
1. What is a Cognitive Skill? List at least three of the Cognitive Skills mentioned in this episode.
2. What is a Non-Cognitive Skill? List at least six of the Non-Cognitive Skills mentioned in this episode.
3. Who is James Heckman? Why did he begin his research on Non-Cognitive Skills? What are some of the other terms he used to describe a Non-Cognitive Skill?
4. Why are Non-Cognitive Skills so important? Use both objective and subjective reasons from the episode to support your response.