Background paper for the AQF Council on generic skills

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Author: Bowman, Kaye


During development of the strengthened Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) consideration was given to a range of 'generic' learning outcomes that are not specific to a particular qualification type or education program. Among the examples given were problem-solving and interpersonal skills. They were referred to as 'generic skills, the key transferable skills a graduate may achieve through learning that may have application in study, work and life contexts'. It was agreed during the consultation process that generic skills were important outcomes to be acquired through an education...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Research; Qualifications; Teaching and learning; Assessment

Keywords: Generic skills; Qualifications framework; Educational research; Basic skill; Comparative analysis

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania; Scotland; New Zealand; Ireland; Great Britain

Published: [Adelaide, South Australia]: [AQF Council Secretariat], 2010

Physical description: 39 p.

Related items: TD/TNC 103.348

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 105.323

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