ERIC Number: ED433422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Generic Competencies on Workplace Performance. Review of Research.
The impact of generic competencies on workplace performance was examined through a review of literature and evaluation research which focused on conceptualization and piloting of the following key competencies in Australia in 1993-1998: collecting, analyzing, and organizing information; communicating ideas and information; planning and organizing activities; working with others and in teams; using mathematical ideas and techniques; solving problems; and using technology. The following were among the specific topics examined: evolution of Australian key competencies; definition of "workplace performance"; generic skills and work organization; industry perceptions of key competencies; integration of competencies in training; convergence with other trends in education; ways in which organizations have integrated key competencies; status of cultural understanding; transferability; performance levels and assessment; language, literacy, numeracy, and equity issues; professional development needs; and research on generic competencies and the workplace. The key competencies were concluded to be part of an international trend in which educators and industry representatives alike consider generic skills essential for work and life. It was further concluded that many vocational education and training programs need to increase their emphasis on development of underpinning process skills related to generic skills and development of reflective learning processes. (Twelve tables/figures are included. The bibliography contains 64 references and 9 World Wide Web addresses.) (MN)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Competence, Competency Based Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Internet, Job Performance, Job Skills, Literature Reviews, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Synthesis, Transfer of Training, Vocational Education
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au/
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia