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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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Chapman, Elaine; O'Neill, Marnie – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
In this paper, we discuss ongoing challenges in defining and assessing generic competencies in Australian universities. The paper begins with a discussion of factors that led to, and later fuelled, the focus on generic competencies in Australian higher education. Broad constructs that have underpinned research and practice in the field are then…
Descriptors: Competence, Job Skills, College Graduates, Employment Qualifications