Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/26376
Title: Using Curriculum Mapping to Articulate Transferable Skill Development in Science Courses: A Pilot Study
Contributor(s): Smith, Erica  (author)orcid ; Reid, Jackie  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2018
Open Access: Yes
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/26376
Open Access Link: https://openjournals.library.sydney.edu.au/index.php/CAL/article/view/12869Open Access Link
Abstract: Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities are designed to provide students with a range of opportunities to develop employability capabilities. Many of these capabilities are transferable skills. Embedding contextualized and scaffolded WIL activities throughout undergraduate science programs allows students to integrate disciplinary knowledge with industry practices and to develop non-discipline specific transferable skills without requiring industry placements. Integrating the development of core discipline knowledge with transferable skills in this contextualized setting will enhance the student experience and learning outcomes. Universities cannot teach all of the applications that exist, so the ultimate goal is to equip students with a stronger understanding and ability in the core discipline concepts and skills that, in conjunction with transferable skills, will enable graduates to ‘learn on the job’, and adapt to a wide range of employment opportunities. This paper reports on a process that maps the development of transferable WIL skills in a Chemistry major and identifies gaps in the curriculum where opportunities for skills development are missing. Suggested enhancements to the process include cataloguing relevant learning activities. This will provide academics with a useful resource that will facilitate the embedding of WIL into the curriculum.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 26(7), p. 52-62
Publisher: Institute for Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 2200-4270
Field of Research (FOR): 130103 Higher Education
039999 Chemical Sciences not elsewhere classified
130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified
939908 Workforce Transition and Employment
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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School of Science and Technology

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