Baseline skills—scaffolding soft skills development within the curriculum

BECKINGHAM, Sue (2018). Baseline skills—scaffolding soft skills development within the curriculum. In: CARTER, Jenny, O'GRADY, Michael and ROSEN, Clive, (eds.) Higher education computer science: A manual of practical approaches. Springer, 221-242.

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To enable Computer Science students to develop employability and ‘work-ready’ skills it is important to consider both the technical skills aligned to their discipline and the soft skills desired by employers. Research has identified that students in Computer Science would benefit from further support to develop the latter. This chapter considers how these skills can be developed through a variety of work experience opportunities including work-based learning and work-related learning; in class activities and alternative teaching approaches such as project, inquiry and problem-based learning; and through scaffolding both soft skills development and reflective practice, how students can become more confident in articulating these skills when applying for graduate work.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Employability, Soft skills, Problem based learning, Reflective practice
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Computing
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Page Range: 221-242
Depositing User: Sue Beckingham
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2018 08:46
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 03:41

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