A framework to promote learning and generic skills

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Luca, Joseph; Oliver, Ron
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Communication Technology and New Media
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Increasingly, higher education institutions are being pressured by industry, government and funding authorities to better prepare students for the workplace with content specific knowledge as well as professional skills such as communication skills, collaboration skills, leadership, problem solving, time management and a range of others. This paper describes an instructional model based on three key teaching and learning strategies, used in combination with web delivery system designed to help promote deep and meaningful learning, as well as generic skill development. A quantitative evaluation was undertaken in an implementation of the model in a university course.