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Teaching interpersonal and transferable skills to students of agriculture: a case study

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Whittemore, C.T. (main author / University of Edinburgh)
Format:
Journal article
Publication Date:
1995
Published:
International
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois Box: 105
Subject Term:
communication training, courses, interpersonal communication, Scotland
Notes:
http://www.bib.wau.nl/ejae/v1n4-6.html ISSN 1381-2335, Initial difficulties and student dissatisfaction with previous learning opportunities in interpersonal and transferable skills are described and analyzed. These led to the parallel development of a course with more innovative content but similar objectives. In particular, the more successful formula places the initiatives in the hands of student committees, and allows a high degree of learning by practical experience and error. Questions from student groups before and after the course demonstrate changes in student attitudes and skills which have been developed. The potential, and limitations, of the course design are discussed in the light of its likely wider application.