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Engaging software engineering students with employability skills

Armarego, J. (2014) Engaging software engineering students with employability skills. In: Yu, L., (ed.) Overcoming Challenges in Software Engineering Education: Delivering Non-Technical Knowledge and Skills. Engineering Science Reference an imprint of IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp. 123-160.

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This chapter explores the findings from an Action Research project that addressed the Professional Capability Framework (Scott & Wilson, 2002), and how aspects of this were embedded in an undergraduate Engineering (Software) degree. Longitudinal data identified the challenges both staff and students engaged with. The interventions that were developed to address these are described and discussed. The results of the project show that making soft skills attainment explicit as part of the learning objectives went a long way in assisting students to engage with the activities that exercised these skills.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
Publisher: Engineering Science Reference an imprint of IGI Global
Copyright: © 2014 IGI Global
Notes: A volume in the Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) Book Series
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