Mechanisms for promoting the development of cognitive, social and affective graduate attributes

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The aim of this study was to help universities promote graduate attributes by investigating mechanisms for promoting the development of cognitive, social and affective attributes which could impact upon all undergraduate students. Small group interviews were conducted with 90 final year students at a university in Hong Kong. Interview transcripts were coded for statements relating to 13 attributes. Five categories of mechanism existed: subject-independent teaching and learning activities, which provide practise in the use of the attribute; immersion in a rich campus environment; holding...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Higher education; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Graduates; Skill development; Curriculum; Employability; Generic skills

Geographic subjects: Hong Kong (China); Asia

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media, 2017

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Journal title: Higher education

Journal volume: 74

Journal number: 5

Journal date: November 2017

Pages: pp. 799-814

ISSN: 0018-1560, 1573-174X (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 130.340

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