Guideline Twelve | Graduate Attributes

12. Graduate attributes – the qualities and skills the university hopes its students will develop as a result of their university studies – are most effectively acquired in a disciplinary context.

"The development, practice and assessment of [graduate attributes] are most effectively achieved within the context of disciplinary knowledge." Bowden, J., Hart, G., King, B., Trigwell, K. & Watts, O., 2000, Executive Summary, Generic Capabilities of ATN University Graduates.

"Development of the broader spectrum of (graduate) attributes is more likely when students are engaged with realistic and relevant experiences that demand the integration and practice of these attributes in contexts that the students find meaningful" Balancing curriculum processes and content in a project centred curriculum: in pursuit of graduate attributes. C. Crosthwaite , I. Cameron, P. Lant and J. Litster. University of Queensland. Education for Chemical Engineers 2006 1:1-10. 

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