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Launch of ‘Developing Generic Competences outside the University Classroom’

Monday, 11 December 2017, 6:30 – 7:30pm

Launch of ‘Developing Generic Competences outside the University Classroom’

The publication of the book ‘Developing Generic Competences Outside the University Classroom’, edited by Maria Yarosh (University of Duesto), Anna Serbati (University of Padova) and Aidan Seery [Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin], marked in this event in the Trinity Long Room Hub, is the culmination of a two-and-a-half year project entitled ‘Developing All-Round Education,’ funded by the Action 2 – Strategic Partnership initiative of the Erasmus + programme.

The main objective of the DARE+ project was to take an analytical approach on generic competences, their acquisition and their assessment, outside the formal classroom environment. The seven competences chosen for their centrality to personal development in higher education were communication, leadership, teamwork, conflict transformation, project development & management, intercultural competence and social entrepreneurship.

The analysis of the competences presented in this volume gives greater value to learning that occurs outside the classroom and contributes towards recognition of competences developed in non-formal contexts; it proposes means to further improve the existing initiatives to make full use of the possibilities for developing competences through these initiatives; it intends also to help students become conscious of the competences they develop due to participation in such initiatives; and help educators to learn about initiatives already implemented elsewhere and build on others’ experience.

The book will be launched by the Dean of Students, Prof. Kevin O’Kelly, with a response by Ms. Alice McPherson, Education Officer of the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union. Dr Aidan Seery, on behalf of the editors, will also address those attending. MC for the event is Dr. John Walsh, Director of the Trinity Research Centre for Cultures, Academic Values and Education (CAVE) in the School of Education.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Type: Arts and Culture, Conferences, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public, Special events
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free

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