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dc.contributor.authorVirtanen, Anne
dc.contributor.authorTynjala, Paivi
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-19T05:27:32Z
dc.date.available2020-02-19T05:27:32Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1356-2517
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13562517.2018.1515195
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/391689
dc.description.abstractAlthough generic skills have received widespread attention from both policymakers and educationalists, little is known regarding how students acquire these skills, or how they should best be taught. Hence, the aim of this study was to identify what kinds of pedagogical practices are behind the learning of eight particular generic skills. The data were collected from university students (N = 163, n = 123) via Internet questionnaires. The findings from regression analyses showed that teaching practices involving collaboration and interaction as well as features of a constructivist learning environment and integrative pedagogy predicted the learning of generic skills – such as decision-making skills, different forms of creativity, and problem-solving skills. In contrast, the traditional forms of university teaching – such as reading, lecturing, and working alone – were negatively associated to learning generic skills. Overall, this study offers detailed information about the pedagogical practices that nurture learning generic skills in university contexts.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge: Taylor & Francis Group
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom880
dc.relation.ispartofpageto894
dc.relation.ispartofissue7
dc.relation.ispartofjournalTeaching in Higher Education
dc.relation.ispartofvolume24
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation Systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1301
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsEducation & Educational Research
dc.subject.keywordsGeneric skills
dc.subject.keywordslearning
dc.subject.keywordsteaching
dc.titleFactors explaining the learning of generic skills: a study of university students' experiences
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationVirtanen, A; Tynjala, P, Factors explaining the learning of generic skills: a study of university students' experiences, Teaching in Higher Education , 2019, 24 (7), pp. 880-894
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2020-02-19T05:24:52Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2018 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
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gro.griffith.authorTynjala, Paivi


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