Teaching and Learning Employability Skills to Develop the Whole Person at Bow Valley College: The Personal Employment & Academic Competencies Initiative (1999)

The Personal Employment and Academic Competencies (PEAC) course offered by Bow Valley College in Alberta helps adult learners and at-risk youth strengthen the academic skills they need to succeed as students, and the personal employability skills they need to prepare for the world of work.

The course includes modules dealing with managing change; personal management; working with others; critical thinking; and career management. Each of those key themes is broken down into more specific topics.

The PEAC course is offered to both full- and part-time students.

Early classes in the course are devoted to self-assessment, giving students the opportunity to generate individual learning profiles, identify their challenges, and select appropriate remedial modules.

Other activities relate to textbook readings that help students see the connection between acquiring employability skills and succeeding in school. Instructors encourage students to reflect on their personal abilities and to make decisions that will help them improve their skills.

PEAC students work in learning teams that balance gender and ethnic or cultural diversity; assessed learning challenges; differing levels of skill in the English language; and interests related to individual topics.

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Kurtis Kitagawa. Teaching and Learning Employability Skills to Develop the Whole Person at Bow Valley College: The Personal Employment & Academic Competencies Initiative 1999. Web. 10 Aug. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/teaching_and_learning_employability/teaching_and_learning_employability.pdf>
Kurtis Kitagawa (1999). Teaching and Learning Employability Skills to Develop the Whole Person at Bow Valley College: The Personal Employment & Academic Competencies Initiative. Retrieved August 10, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/teaching_and_learning_employability/teaching_and_learning_employability.pdf
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