Separate or Integrate? The Contribution of the Workshop Model to Effectively Embedding Generic Skills

Anne Daly, Lynne Leveson, Peter Dixon

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    A major question for the generic skills project (Graduate Skills, 2010) was how best to promote the development of these skills for students in business. This question has preoccupied educationalists for decades and a variety of strategies are currently in use. This paper reviews the literature in the area and proposes an additional approach to the development of generic skills ? the use of intensive workshops. Beginning with students and later incorporating teaching staff, a series of one- to three-day workshops were held at various universities around Australia. These were well received by both the students and academics who participated. Student feedback from the workshops showed they had improved their understanding of the four generic skills discussed ? critical thinking, teamwork, sustainability and ethical practice ? and had especially enjoyed learning in a socially interactive and challenging environment. These results suggest that the workshop model has considerable potential either in stand-alone form or as a complement to an existing strategy for generic skills development.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)45-51
    Number of pages7
    JournalAsian Social Science
    Volume7
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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    Daly, Anne ; Leveson, Lynne ; Dixon, Peter. / Separate or Integrate? The Contribution of the Workshop Model to Effectively Embedding Generic Skills. In: Asian Social Science. 2011 ; Vol. 7, No. 4. pp. 45-51.
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