1 Introducing and Supporting Key Skills in Undergraduate
2 A Rationale for Key Skills
2.1 Defining key skills
2.2 Key skills and learning
2.3 Key skills and learning in specialist areas, such as engineering
3 Which Key Skills?
3.1 Key Skills
3.2 What are the key skills?
3.3 The QCA model of classification
3.4 Other descriptions
3.5 Employers' views
3.6 Views from HE course tutors
3.7 Defining key skills in a particular degree programme
4 Programme Audits
4.1 Using the question checklists
5 How Can Key Skills Be Specified?
5.1 Making decisions about key skills
5.2 Creating a rough framework for the skill
5.4 Thinking about level
5.5 Thinking about assessment
5.6 Outcome statements
5.7 Testing and evaluating a specification
6 Managing Key Skills
6.1 Top down vs bottom up
6.2 Integrated vs freestanding
6.3 Off the shelf vs a customised product
7 Motivating And Supporting Staff
7.1 Staff concerns over key skills
7.2 Selling the idea of key skills
7.3 Volunteers and conscripts developing ownership
7.4 Who do staff learn best from?
8 Teaching And Learning Key Skills
8.1 Why different teaching and learning styles are needed
8.2 What different teaching and learning styles are there?
8.3 Quality of the learning environment
9 Motivating Students
9.1 What motivates a student to learn?
9.2 Valuing key skills
9.3 Key skills matched to individual needs
10 Support For Students
10.1 What motivates a student to learn?
10.2 Support needed to improve key skills achievement
10.3 Support for students and where it is located
10.4 Implications for the department to provide student support
11 Being a Graduate
11.1 Progression from graduation questions for discussion
11.2 Student views
11.3 Employers' views
11.4 Adapting to new situations
11.5 Recognising skills
11.6 Quality and Learning
12 Assessment And Accreditation
12.1 What are the benefits from assessing key skills?
12.2 How can key skills be assessed and recorded?
12.3 Making judgements of performance
12.4 Objectivity, reliability, quantity and quality
12.5 Who to involve in the assessment process
12.6 The management of evidence
12.7 Recording outcomes of assessment
13 Graduate Employability
13.1 Why key skills are important for graduates
14 Departmental Agenda Items
14.1 About the agendas for a department
15 Resources for Introducing and Supporting Key Skills
15.1 Universities with key skills resources available online
15.2 Engineering Subject Centre Resources
15.3 National Key Skills Projects
15.4 Other sources