Enhancing the learning and employability of graduates: the role of generic skills

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Author: Hager, Paul; Holland, Susan; Beckett, David

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Business/Higher Education Round Table (Australia) (B-HERT)


The Business/Higher Education Round Table (B-HERT) brings together leaders of Australia’s business, research and academic communities to examine and pursue initiatives which advance the goals and improve the performance of both businesses and higher education for the benefit of Australia. This position paper outlines the nature and scope of generic skills and looks at why they have become an issue of policy interest. It is presented in six main sections: the first section explains the term ‘generic skills’; section two outlines the growing importance of generic skills and covers the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Lifelong learning; Higher education; Employment; Teaching and learning; Students; Skills and knowledge; Industry; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Employability; Basic skill; Generic skills; Graduates; Key competency; Enterprise; Partnership in education and training

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Business/Higher Education Round Table, 2002

Physical description: 16 p.

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Statement of responsibility: [Paul Hager, Susan Holland, David Beckett]

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 72.302

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