Developing generic skills at university, during work placement and in employment: graduates' perceptions.

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Title Developing generic skills at university, during work placement and in employment: graduates' perceptions.
Author Crebert, Gay; Bates, Merrelyn Joy; Bell, Barry James; Patrick, Carol-Joy; Cragnolini, Vanda
Journal Name Higher Education Research and Development
Editor Margot Pearson
Year Published 2004
Place of publication UK
Publisher Carfax Publishing
Abstract This paper presents findings from Stage 4 of the Griffith Graduate Project. Graduates from three Schools within Griffith University were surveyed to determine their perceptions of the contributions that the learning contexts of university, work placement and post-graduation employment made to the development of their generic skills. All graduates involved in the project had experienced work placement as a formal part of their undergraduate studies. Supplementary data from focus group discussions held with employers and graduates are also included. Findings showed that while graduates recognised the contribution university had made to their generic skills development, they greatly valued the experience of learning in the workplace during placement and subsequently in employment. The importance of teamwork, being given responsibility and collaborative learning emerged as the most important factors for effective learning in the three contexts under consideration.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2004 Taylor & Francis. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 23
Issue Number 2
Edition May
Page from 147
Page to 165
ISSN 0729-4360
Date Accessioned 2005-01-31
Date Available 2008-02-18T02:40:53Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Institute for Higher Education
Subject Other Education
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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