Generic Skills at Work

Implications for Occupationally-Oriented Education

Published in: Key Qualifications in Work and Education / W.J. Nijhof and J.N. Streumer (eds.) (Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998), Chapter 12, p. 186-206

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 1998

by Cathy Stasz

This chapter takes a socio-cultural approach to examine generic skills in the context of technical work, with a particular focus on three skills: problem solving, communications, and teamwork.

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