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ERIC Number: ED447303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-8
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Encouraging Students To Acquire Key Skills and Manage Their Own Learning.
Pickles, T. Anthony
The United Kingdom higher education system is being encouraged to provide opportunities for students to acquire key skills/employability skills and to become better learners with a greater awareness of their individual learning needs, including the need to develop habits that will lead to lifelong learning. A number of issues need to be resolved when making provision for key skills opportunities in degree programs. These are: (1) embedded or taught independently; (2) assessment; (3) accreditation; (4) finding time in the program; (5) staff motivation and development; and (6) centralized or de-centralized provision. Students acquire knowledge and skills through part-time jobs and involvement in student activities, through membership in the many societies and the students' union, and by acting as a course representative. An instrument through which the inputs and activities--key skills and personal development opportunities--can be drawn together is the personal development file in which the student records his/her achievements and reflects upon them, emphasizing what he or she has learned. (YLB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom