Torstein N. Hole, PhD student at bioCEED/PRIME, has recently published the article “Developing Collaboration as a Transferrable Skills in Biology Tertiary Education”.
Transferable skills as a concept in tertiary education has received increased interest since the Bologna process and through developments in the work market. The concept as a learning goal is seen as a means for ensuring employability in a changing industrial economy as well as increasing legitimacy of skills that are desirable across different disciplines. In this paper I will present some means to develop legitimacy in transferable skill learning in discipline education in general and biology education specifically. A concrete focus is collaboration, which functions as an example of how the intangible nature of some educational goals requires a theoretical response. This is performed on the basis of theoretical conceptions about tacit and work-place learning.
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Hole, T. N. (2015). Developing Collaboration as a Transferrable Skills in Biology Tertiary Education. Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal, 6(3), 1971-1975.
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