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ERIC Number: ED407569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
What Are the Required Outcomes of Education--Professional Competencies, Personal Attributes and Social Skills.
Gow, Kathryn
Although students need to be competent in a wide range of work knowledge, skills, and abilities, they also need to be "capable" human beings to take their place as contributors to the Australian community. Capability has been described as having confidence in one's ability to acquire and apply knowledge, new skills, and understanding, with courage, creativity, intuition, and imagination. The responsibility for education lies with all levels of education, parents, and businesses. Education and training is merely one way of structuring time for young people. They also need ongoing training for living, such as preparation for family life, social life, and community life. Students must be prepared for community roles and roles in society and have professional, personal, and social skills to generate an income in the virtual world of work. Goleman's (1996) work on emotional intelligence highlights the need for a reemphasis on emotional and social skills in the schools and gives the performance criteria against which their attainment can be measured. For the current educational institutions to achieve all of these aims, the environment of teaching and learning has to adopt the approach of the learning organization, an interactive system that obtains ongoing feedback from its stakeholders and adjusts its way of operating to fulfill its mission--the education and training of people in Australia. (Contains 38 references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia