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Beyond discipline and technical knowledge: industry perspectives on the business curriculum

Papadopoulos, Theo (2010) Beyond discipline and technical knowledge: industry perspectives on the business curriculum. Industry and Higher Education, 24 (2). pp. 109-114. ISSN 0950-4222 (print) 2043-6858 (online)

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A survey of business people, Victoria University business studies alumni and business academics revealed a strong preference for curricula, learning activities and assessments that develop professional skills and personal attributes, adding value to the student learning experience and developing graduate capabilities beyond discipline and technical knowledge. This research underscores evidence on the importance of both the cognitive and dispositional dimensions of critical thinking and the skills and attributes of effective problem solvers. Employers are increasingly looking for balanced graduates: capable, motivated, self-aware, effective communicators with a sense of a future in which work and business will be dynamic and ever-changing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID21170, business curriculum, graduate capabilities, graduate skills, skills needs
Current > FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Faculty of Business and Law
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 21 May 2012 23:24
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2012 06:55
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