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Enhancing Graduate Attributes: A Preliminary Research Study., Eric Bates, Peter Hinch Jan 2013

Enhancing Graduate Attributes: A Preliminary Research Study., Eric Bates, Peter Hinch

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The objective of this teaching fellowship research project was to establish if graduate attributes should form part of student education within programmes offered by the Dublin Institute of Technology. This study was conducted during one semester and concentrated on one aspect of graduate attributes which were interview skills. Two videos were scripted, shot and edited that focused on interviews from the perspective of both the interviewer and the interviewee. These videos were showcased with lecturers whose feedback indicated that some improvements were required. Following those improvements the videos were shown to two student groups for feedback. The videos successfully provoked ...