‘Building-in and Bolting-on’ of Essential Generic Skill Training for the Future Competitiveness of Our Undergraduates: Why, What, When and How?
Generic skills are transferable across disciplines and are essential for life-long learning. Graduates with such skills are perceived as more employable and employers expect university education to produce graduates equipped with these skills. In line with our university’s vision to produce ‘future-ready’ graduates and as a departmental level initiative, we have identified potential challenges in teaching and learning of these essential generic skills in our curriculum. We further proposed pedagogical solutions using an ‘explicit built-in and bolt-on’ approach to address these challenges as well as to enhance the teaching and learning of these essential generic skills for our undergraduates. Some of the initiatives proposed in this brief communication are ongoing while others are on the pipeline to be delivered and monitored.
Published in: World Congress on Education (WCE-2018)
- Date of Conference: 15-18 July 2018
- DOI: 10.2053/WCE.2018.0070
- ISBN: 978-1-908320-91-9
- Conference Location: Dublin, Ireland