Overview - University of Wollongong Teaching & Learning Journal

Abstract

Generic skills are defined as those which are achievable, worthwhile and essential for all undergraduate students regardless of their course of study. Generic skills are seen as relevant, useful and durable. They underpin education and provide a basis to support lifelong learning. They revolve around such skills as problem solving, critical thinking, effective communication, teamwork and ethical practice. They are not a replacement for discipline specific skills, rather they should compliment students' acquisition of technical skills and professional knowledge.

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