1 How to Develop Your Generic Competencies to Enhance Your Competitiveness upon Graduation?
2 What are Generic Competencies? Important non-technical abilities and skills for employment. Abilities and skills that are transferable that people could learn and develop in different ways and a wide variety of learning environments. Abilities and skills that would be transferable to new situations.
3 The Framework A holistic framework by SAO that encompasses all the key generic competencies. It comprises 9 major developmental areas. It helps students enhance their all-round development and competitiveness upon graduation. It covers the SPECIAL eportfolio and a wide range of developmental programmes.
4 The eportfolio A personalized portal for students to capture their achievement in all-round development. It helps students: a) understand their personal strengths and weaknesses in generic competencies. b) set goals and monitor their own development. c) demonstrate and market competencies and accomplishments to potential employers.
5 The eportfolio The SPECIAL eportfolio will be available for use during second semester, academic year. Some of the key generic competencies under the SPECIAL framework will be introduced in the following slides.
6 S : Social Development The process of how individuals perceive, influence and relate to others. Key Generic Competencies: Leadership: To direct a team to work towards a common goal and to motivate teammates. Teamwork: To cooperate effectively with teammates and to share team responsibilities. Interpersonal Effectiveness: To fit in with different social situations and to develop relationships with different people. Communication: To apply oral and writing skills to communicate effectively with others.
7 P : Personal Progression, Physical Development & Psychological Development The progress we make day by day; the ability to use our body with increasing purpose, skills, body awareness and control; the capability of managing our own emotions and communicating our emotions with others.
8 P : Personal Progression, Physical Development & Psychological Development Key Generic Competencies: Healthy Lifestyle: To cultivate a good habit towards health maintenance. EQ & Psychological Wellness: To understand and manage own emotions, particularly during stressful situations.
9 E : Ethics A set of values guiding us to choose what is right and to avoid what is wrong. Key Generic Competency: Social and National Responsibility: To show concern over the rights and welfare of others and to care about one s own country.
10 C : Career A sequence of work experiences, which you are committed to, throughout your life time. Key Generic Competency: Entrepreneurship: To discover, create and catch new opportunities and to take considerable risk for new prospects.
11 I : Intellectual Development The ability to think critically and to understand complicated ideas. Key Generic Competencies: Critical Thinking: To state strong reasons or evidence to support a given argument and to identify illogical reasoning. Creative Thinking: To discover and apply new angles, ideas, and methods to understand and deal with routine matters. Problem Solving: To identify a problem and to plan and carry out an approach to solve it.
12 A : Aesthetic It is associated with good taste and appreciation of beauty. Key Generic Competency: Cultural Appreciation: To evaluate various artistic/cultural forms and to appreciate the cultural heritage ( 文 化 遺 產 ) of one s own country.
13 L : Learning The process of how we learn and process information. Key Generic Competencies: Global Outlook: To communicate with people from other cultures and to appreciate the relationships between current international affairs. Lifelong Learning: To have the motivation and abilities to master new knowledge and skills independently throughout one s life.
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