Graduate Communication Skills
Graduate communication skills have been the Achilles heel of Australian higher education for over a decade and continue to be of concern. So far, universities have attempted to address these concerns by offering a range of initiatives and interventions. Most of these fall short due to the difficulty in providing evidence that graduates have achieved threshold standards in oral and written communication skills.
Seeking to strengthen evidence-based approaches, we created the Distributed Expertise Model that aims to assist universities in developing, assessing and demonstrating graduates’ communication skills.
It's also an outcome of the Graduate Communication Skills project.
Authors: Sophie Arkoudis and Anne Harris.