Generic skills for sustainable communities: design principles for a learning support environment

Hockey, Ann and Jimenez-Bescos, Carlos and Maclean, Janice and Spaul, Martin W. J. (2010) Generic skills for sustainable communities: design principles for a learning support environment. Town Planning Review, 81 (5). pp. 523-540. ISSN 1478-341X

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3828/tpr.2010.20

Abstract

This paper explores the design problems which arise in the development of an on-line learning environment for built environment professionals. The guiding educational philosophy embraced an analysis of the institutional context within which skills were used, and how practitioners interpret the pre-existing generic skills literature. A learning environment was designed in which ownership of the skills agenda passes to participants in open-ended learning projects. Experience from focus groups and a trial learning project challenged the idea that there are widespread 'skills gaps'. The framing of the skills agenda may be seen as problematic, requiring a deeper understanding of institutional constraints.

Item Type: Journal Article
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Science & Technology (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2013 11:36
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 14:14
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/304981

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