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ERIC Number: ED279848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Transferable Skills in Technical and Further Education.
Thomson, Peter; Murphy, Jan
This report focuses on transferable skills--those knowledge, attitudinal, and manual skills an employee brings to a job (or an employer expects an employee to bring) that provide that employee with occupational competence and mobility. The concept of "skill" and categories of skill are explored and defined. Chapter I discusses the concept of transferable skills. It looks at labor market issues and how they relate to the need for transferable skills. Developments in training practices are considered to see how they relate to the provision of transferable skills. Training issues are trade teachers, mobility and productivity, competence, and labor market. Chapter II looks at the two groups of skills that have been identified as enhancing job mobility: skills a student will require to complete a course of training and/or retraining and skills needed during a working life. The relationship between skills in the two groups and their usefulness in vocational curriculum design is discussed. Chapter III first considers three curriculum delivery methods relevant to delivery of transferable skills: competency-based delivery, individualized instruction, and modular instruction. Next, DACUM (Develop a Curriculum) is recommended as the most appropriate method for curriculum development for transferable skills. Finally, teacher participation is addressed. Chapter IV outlines the proposed strategy for instilling transferable skills into vocational curricula. A four-page list of references is provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Developed Nations, Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Teacher Participation, Transfer of Training, Vocational Education
Nelson Wadsworth, P.O. Box 4725, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: TAFE National Centre for Research and Development, Payneham (Australia).