Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Assocation for the Advancement of Computing Education

Faculty

Education and Arts

School

Communications and Contemporary Arts

Comments

This article was originally published as: Luca, J. & Heal, D. (2007). Producing Graduates with Essential Generic Skills: A Model for Teaching and Learning. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2007 (pp. 2883-2891). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Copyright by AACE. Reprinted from the Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2007 with permission of AACE (http://www.aace.org) Original article available here

Abstract

Higher education institutions are under increasing pressure from government, industry and business organizations to equip students with required discipline based skills as well as generic skills. At the same time universities are experiencing cuts in resources and increased competition for student numbers. Within this environment, there is much uncertainty as to how to effectively prepare students for the university/industry nexus. This paper investigates the effectiveness of a teaching and learning model designed with the key aim of helping promote students' employability prospects. The model focuses on providing activities that identify, and help improve students' job-specific and generic skills. In this study, a group of final year multimedia students were used, and their opinions were monitored.

 
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