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Do shifts happen? Will transformative teaching techniques help in teaching ICT soft skills


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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 Chapter
Additional Information: Conference held 10-13 July, 2009, in Napier, New Zealand
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transformative Teaching ICT
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Information Technology
Depositing User: Susan Bennett
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2009 04:16
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 02:19

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