The Paradox of Skills

The Paradox of Skills

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The objectives underpinning the policies to expand and widen participation have impacted on university provision to help students improve their general literacy and academic writing skills. This book examines how and why Studentsa€™ Skills Centres, (SSCs), gained such a hold in the sector, despite the contentious nature of the research evidence that challenges the notion of the applicability of generic writing skills. It is argued in the book, that on a small scale, SSCs illustrate the paradoxes and ironies that have developed in higher education. a€˜Students attend the SSC with questions about their work or the way they must proceed and the SSC tutor, from within their disciplinary background, offers the answers. The central issue here is that subjects are not ... the conceptualisation of aspects of geography. In the area of practical jobs such as plumbing or cabinet anbsp;...

Title:The Paradox of Skills
Author:Linda Anne Barkas
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2011-11-13


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