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Generic skills : do capstone courses deliver?

Keller, Susan, Chan, Caroline and Parker, Craig 2010, Generic skills : do capstone courses deliver?, in HERDSA 2010 : Refereed papers from the 33rd HERDSA Annual International Conference, HERDSA, Milperra, N.S.W., pp. 383-393.

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Title Generic skills : do capstone courses deliver?
Author(s) Keller, Susan
Chan, Caroline
Parker, Craig
Conference name Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. Conference (33rd : 2010 : Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 6-9 July 2010
Title of proceedings HERDSA 2010 : Refereed papers from the 33rd HERDSA Annual International Conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2010
Series Research and Development in Higher Education : Reshaping Higher Education v.33
Conference series Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Conference
Start page 383
End page 393
Total pages 11
Publisher HERDSA
Place of publication Milperra, N.S.W.
Keyword(s) generic skills
capstone course
student perceptions
Summary Generic skills are increasingly the focus of universities worldwide and are often developed in professional practice courses. This paper presents qualitative findings from students regarding their perceptions of the generic skills they developed during a capstone course in an Information Systems program. The study found that the capstone course improved their collaborative team-work, presentation skills and ability to apply skills/knowledge to new situations. The paper also demonstrates that students’ perceptions of generic skills were more closely tied to the discipline than university-wide generic skills. This lends support for generic skills policy/practice to be driven bottom-up rather than top-down.
Notes Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.
ISBN 0908557809
ISSN 0155-6223
Language eng
Field of Research 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 930104 Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect)
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, HERDSA and the authors.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30030404

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