Questions of outcomes: generic skills and attributes and the transfer of learning


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Author: Doyle, Stephanie


Pressure from government and industry has seen Australian and New Zealand universities join an international trend of universities demonstrating their contribution to the knowledge economy and to their nation's international competitiveness through projects such as the articulation of graduate attributes and generic skills outcomes. Critics identify the weak theoretical basis, poor conceptualisation of the desired attributes and skills, and the lack of empirical research justifying these projects. The criticisms are sufficient to undermine the claims implicit in institutional graduate...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Students; Outcomes; Higher education

Keywords: Generic skills; Transfer of training; Graduates; Skill development

Published: Milperra, New South Wales: HERDSA, 2010

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Pages: pp. 247-255

Conference number: 33rd

Date: 2010

Place: Melbourne, Victoria

Related items: TD/TNC 115.904

ISBN: 0908557809

ISSN: 0155-6223

Resource type: Conference paper

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 115.914

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