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Young, Jolee; Chapman, Elaine – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
Significant efforts have now been made to identify the generic competencies required to succeed across different workplace contexts. The aims of this paper were to: (i) outline factors that contributed to the increased demand for generic competencies seen over the last three decades; and (ii) review the early generic competency frameworks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competence, Employment Qualifications, Job Skills
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Male, Sally A. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
This paper puts forward the view that engineering educators have a responsibility to prepare graduates for engineering work and careers. The current literature reveals gaps between the competencies required for engineering work and those developed in engineering education. Generic competencies feature in these competency gaps. Literature suggests…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, College Graduates, Engineering, Foreign Countries
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Jackson, Denise; Hancock, Phil – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
The development of discipline-specific skills and knowledge is no longer considered sufficient in graduates of Bachelor level degrees in Business. Higher education providers are becoming increasingly responsible for the development of a generic skill set deemed essential in undergraduates. This required skill set comprises a broad range of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Business Administration Education, Job Skills
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Carter, David – Education Research and Perspectives, 2007
This paper reflects on the relevance and applicability of "key transferable skills" to the higher education curriculum. Although they are regarded as having common currency within universities, it is argued that their uncritical acceptance devalues and distorts the nature and character of the teaching and learning employed in academe.…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Higher Education, Public Policy, Cultural Context