Bennett, Susan (2009) Do shifts happen? Will transformative teaching techniques help in teaching ICT soft skills. In: NACCQ 2009: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications. National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications, p. 150.
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The author has experienced some challenges while teaching ‘soft skills’ topics such as Ethics and Professionalism and Problem Solving for IT. Tutor enthusiasm and belief in the importance of the learning for students, while being valuable assets that provide motivation for developing learning experiences, fall short in the search to find teaching tools that encourage the self reflection that will benefit students in their understanding of these topics. Transformative concepts have been incorporated into many disciplines. Transformative learning techniques encourage the student to question their perceptions and reflect on the content of the information provided to them, inspiring the student to construct their own understanding of the concepts taught. This poster will outline a prospective study on using these kinds of teaching techniques in soft skills courses.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Additional Information:||Conference held 10-13 July, 2009, in Napier, New Zealand|
|Keywords that describe the item:||Transformative Teaching ICT|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education|
|Divisions:||Schools > School of Information Technology|
|Deposited On:||14 Aug 2009 04:16|
|Last Modified:||09 Apr 2010 02:34|
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