Learning skills in higher education

May 23, 2003

Leader
'Study skills are vital in an era when ministers are focused on extending access to universities'

Armed for a multitude of tasks

Performing arts can equip students with the variety of 'soft' skills that employers really want

Students get personal
Student-learning agreements could be the key to implementing personal development planning

The strongest links
Further education colleges pride themselves on their ability to tailor tuition to individual needs, but not everyone is wholly convinced by their claims

Foggy ideas made clear
Be they brilliant or mediocre, students all too often don’t know what they want or how to get it. But there are plenty of ways to give them direction in their study

Style over substance?
What is employability and how do we measure it? Five experts ponder the pros and cons of approaches to skills assessment

Visual interference
Dyslexia affects 15 per cent of the population, but an art and design website could help

Misfit for purpose? Problem-based learning called into question; enthusiasm for team-based work persists

Crash and learn 
To improve their team skills, a group of students was asked to design an online prospectus. The task proved to be a painful if informative experience

Rocks or a hard place
Fieldwork can be an invaluable study opportunity but it can also be beset by problems

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