Implementing an applied skills & scholarship unit as a means of developing generic skills
Callan, Paula A. & Croft, Waveney M. (2003) Implementing an applied skills & scholarship unit as a means of developing generic skills. In 7th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference, 9-11 July 2003, Brisbane, Australia.
This paper describes a first-year skills unit that has been introduced at the Carseldine campus of Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. The unit, which is taught by a team of academics and librarians, aims to provide first year students with the foundation skills and knowledge necessary for effective and efficient study and for an enjoyable and successful university experience. These skills include basic competencies in using information and communication technologies, academic research and writing skills, critical thinking and time management. Most of the students taking the unit are enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts , the Bachelor of Social Science or the Bachelor of Human Services; many are mature age students. Feedback has been very positive and the unit remains a popular choice.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||first year experience, university, generic skills, information literacy, academic skills, technology skills, support, HERN|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2003 (Please consult authors)|
|Deposited On:||14 Feb 2006|
|Last Modified:||17 Dec 2014 23:58|
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