Graduate Capabilities [GCs] or attributes are interdisciplinary skills, knowledge and attitudes that equip students to live and work in a rapidly changing and complex world. They are desirable and transferrable attributes sought by employers. Our Bachelor-degree graduates will know – and be able to show prospective employers – which graduate capabilities they have demonstrated, how well, and against what quality standards.
La Trobe University has identified the following capabilities as crucial to the future success of its students:
- Critical Thinking
- Creative Problem-Solving
Faculties have also identified faculty or discipline-specific graduate capabilities [e.g., ethics and social awareness, quantitative literacy]. These along with the six University-wide GCs are collectively known as Faculty Graduate Capabilities [FGCs] and differ from faculty to faculty.
FGCs are being integrated into the curriculum in identified subjects in all Bachelor courses at three levels during the course - Cornerstone (First year), Midpoint (Mid course) and Capstone (Final year).
In the course, FGCs are aligned with course and subject intended learning outcomes, teaching and learning activities, and assessment tasks. Students will be taught, evaluated and receive related feedback in relation to each FGC at three points during the course. Feedback will be against expected standards of student performance developed by faculties at each level where students will receive an outcome of either ‘standard not met’, ‘standard met’ or ‘standard exceeded’.