Teaching and Learning Generic Skills for the Workplace

C. Stasz, D. McArthur, M. Lewis, K. Ramsey

This product presents a cognitive science framework for defining what is meant by generic skills (as compared to domain-specific skills). Descriptions are given of several vocational classrooms which were visited to determine (1) what skills are taught; (2) how the classroom environments support their teaching; and (3) what external factors shaped those environments. Implications are drawn for teaching generic skills, for teaching diverse populations, and for the integration of vocational and academic education.

MDS-066 / December 1990

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