Embedding academic skills development in course delivery

Wallis, Anne M. and Thies, Linda 2011, Embedding academic skills development in course delivery, Asian journal of biology education, vol. 5, pp. 15-21.

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Title Embedding academic skills development in course delivery
Author(s) Wallis, Anne M.
Thies, Linda
Journal name Asian journal of biology education
Volume number 5
Start page 15
End page 21
Total pages 7
Publisher Asian Association for Biology Education (AABE)
Place of publication Warrnambool, Vic.
Publication date 2011
ISSN 1447-0209
Keyword(s) environmental education
graduate attributes
generic skills
student self-evaluation
Summary Innovative approaches need to be adopted to meet the challenge of ensuring that graduates at the end of their course of study are not only strong in their discipline, but also have the required generic skills to give them a good standing within their selected professions. This paper reports on a study that examined how well academic skills are embedded into the undergraduate Environmental Science curriculum at Deakin University in Australia. It reports on students’ self evaluation of their essay writing skills, and a case study that involves a discipline specialist working with an academic skills advisor to enhance student generic skills. It discusses the patchy nature of current implementation of programs for generic skill education.
Language eng
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, Asian Association for Biology Education (AABE)
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30044365

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