Researchers: Dr. Cecilia Chan, Prof. Michael Prosser
Funding body: General Research Fund from the University Grants Committee
Timeline: 2011 – 2014
This proposed project aims to enhance the understanding of students’ and teachers’ perceptions of generic skills and the current teaching approaches in two specific disciplines in higher education. Surveys and interviews will be conducted. The perceived effectiveness of the teaching and learning activities employed in respect to learning transfer, student engagement and feasibility will also be identified. A summary of a curriculum design framework for the development of generic skills in the specific disciplines will be derived from the findings, and from adapting previous student learning experience models, which are often focused on and used in a subject-knowledge context rather than a generic skills context. The outcomes of the project will make tremendous contributions to all knowledge-based societies.