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Conference Paper: A review of literature on challenges and obstacles to implementation of generic skills

TitleA review of literature on challenges and obstacles to implementation of generic skills
Authors
KeywordsTransferable skills
Generic skills
Graduate attributes
Literature review
Challenges
Issue Date2014
PublisherIATED.
Citation
The 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2014), Valencia, Spain, 10-12 March 2014. In INTED2014 Proceedings, 2014, p. 818-824 How to Cite?
AbstractAs a result of continuous curriculum transformation (Chan & Luk, 2013) in today’s knowledge-based society, government and employers have expressed raising demand for graduates’ quality, not only in terms of discipline knowledge but also generic skills (Chan, 2012a). This global movement of generic skills involves many unresolved issues that need to be thoroughly investigated. Thus, in this paper, we provide a critical review of literature on challenges in generic-skills development as identified over the past 20 years. Firstly, there is disagreement on the definition of generic skills. A variety of terms have been used interchangeably to express the notion of generic skills (Barrie, 2005), yet there has not been an open discussion of how such notion can be more ...
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/197773
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dc.contributor.authorHo, RMHen_US
dc.contributor.authorLuk, LYYen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, CKYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-29T08:51:59Z-
dc.date.available2014-05-29T08:51:59Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2014), Valencia, Spain, 10-12 March 2014. In INTED2014 Proceedings, 2014, p. 818-824en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-84-616-8412-0-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/197773-
dc.description.abstractAs a result of continuous curriculum transformation (Chan & Luk, 2013) in today’s knowledge-based society, government and employers have expressed raising demand for graduates’ quality, not only in terms of discipline knowledge but also generic skills (Chan, 2012a). This global movement of generic skills involves many unresolved issues that need to be thoroughly investigated. Thus, in this paper, we provide a critical review of literature on challenges in generic-skills development as identified over the past 20 years. Firstly, there is disagreement on the definition of generic skills. A variety of terms have been used interchangeably to express the notion of generic skills (Barrie, 2005), yet there has not been an open discussion of how such notion can be more ...en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherIATED.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofINTED2014 Proceedingsen_US
dc.subjectTransferable skills-
dc.subjectGeneric skills-
dc.subjectGraduate attributes-
dc.subjectLiterature review-
dc.subjectChallenges-
dc.titleA review of literature on challenges and obstacles to implementation of generic skillsen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailHo, RMH: robbieho@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLuk, LYY: lillianluk@cetl.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailChan, CKY: ckchan09@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.hkuros228916en_US
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dc.identifier.epage824en_US

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