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A methodology to integrate professional skill development throughout an ICT curriculum


Herbert, N and de Salas, K and Acuna, T and Wapstra, E, A methodology to integrate professional skill development throughout an ICT curriculum, Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE '20), 15-19 June 2020, Trondheim, Norway, pp. 280-286. ISSN 1942-647X (2020) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1145/3341525.3387358


Several studies have reported on different methods of including the development of a professional skill (such as communication, collaboration) that have been effective at increasing the competency of an information and communication technology (ICT) student with that skill at a subject level. This paper proposes a methodology that can be used in the design of an ICT curriculum to examine the breadth and depth of professional skill development inclusion across a curriculum. The methodology is applied to a case study ICT curriculum to evaluate the extent of professional skill development. This methodology and the case study ICT curriculum can assist curriculum designers in the difficult task of integrating professional skill development within an ICT curriculum to the extent necessary to achieve professionally competent graduates.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:collaboration, teamwork, communication, employability, skills
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Human-centred computing
Research Field:Computing education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Herbert, N (Dr Nicole Herbert)
UTAS Author:de Salas, K (Associate Professor Kristy de Salas)
UTAS Author:Acuna, T (Associate Professor Tina Acuna)
UTAS Author:Wapstra, E (Associate Professor Erik Wapstra)
ID Code:139941
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2020-07-17
Last Modified:2020-08-03

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