Generic skills in physics

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Abstract

When University students enrol in Physics courses, they are usually more aware of the “physics” content than of the generic skills that they learn along the way. By contrast, employers are often more interested in the students’ generic skills. During the past year, we have aimed to increase staff awareness of generic skills through workshops and discussions, and through a greater emphasis on generic skills in unit outlines and assessment tasks. We thereby aimed to improve the students’ awareness of this component of their education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCelebrating teaching at Macquarie
Place of PublicationNorth Ryde, NSW
PublisherMacquarie University
ISBN (Print)1864087935
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventCelebrating Teaching at Macquarie - Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 28 Nov 200229 Nov 2002

Conference

ConferenceCelebrating Teaching at Macquarie
CityMacquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Period28/11/0229/11/02

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Keywords

  • physics teaching

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