In these complex and challenging times, students, teachers and employers are all interested in the development of generic abilities as these typically make the difference between good and indifferent employees, successful and unsuccessful learners. This book explains why generic capacities have become so important and argues that the process of acquiring them is both lifelong and developmental.
Captures student and graduate concerns about their generic capacities
Explains the importance of generic capacities for contemporary workplaces and why acquiring these kinds of capacities is a lifelong, developmental process
Highlights, via case studies, a range of practical strategies for promoting generic capacities
Indicates the language traps to avoid in describing and assessing generic capacities
Provides a coherent framework that links lifelong learning with the development of generic capacities