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Nurturing generic capabilities through a teaching and learning environment which provides practise in their use

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Kember, DR, Nurturing generic capabilities through a teaching and learning environment which provides practise in their use, Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 57, (1) pp. 37-55. ISSN 0018-1560 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2008 Springer Science+Business Media

DOI: doi:10.1007/s10734-008-9131-7

Abstract

Results from a programme level survey at a university in Hong Kong were used to select six departments which had good records in developing graduate capabilities. Focus group interviews were conducted with students in the departments to discover which capabilities students thought were important, how the capabilities were nurtured and the influence of the teaching and learning environment on their development. Analysis of the data showed that the findings were consistent with a previous quantitative model. Capabilities were developed if the curriculum made demands on students to practise the use of the capability. Intellectual capabilities were nurtured through active learning experiences, performed in class or for assessment, which required the practise of the capability. Communication and teamwork skills developed through group projects and activities in which communication was practised. © 2008 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education Systems
Research Field:Higher Education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and Learning
Objective Field:Learner and Learning Processes
Author:Kember, DR (Professor David Kember)
ID Code:84502
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:22
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-05-15
Last Modified:2015-02-11
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