TAYLOR'S GRADUATE CAPABILITIES

 
Overview
Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities (TGC) was created in 2007 to enhance university-level education to meet the ever- changing demands of industry, community and globalisation. TGC outlines the core knowledge, skills, abilities and qualities that students will develop at Taylor’s University regardless of their programme of study.

In a highly competitive and challenging 21st century workplace, graduates who are skilled will be relevant, responsive and work-ready to start ahead and stay ahead in the global marketplace.

A Taylor’s graduate who is equipped with TGC is not only readily adaptable to the changing workplace environment, but he/she also has the ability to take on new tasks and jobs successfully.

The teaching and learning approach at Taylor’s University is focused on ensuring that each student is able to acquire and demonstrate discipline-specific knowledge, cognitive capabilities and soft skills.


Impact on students
Every effort to instill TGC, whether in academics or extra-curricular activities, is significant in helping our students cultivate the competencies they need to be competitive in the working world upon graduation.

 
 
Academics in each school are responsible for embedding TGC in their teaching and learning activities. This is implemented at the module and programme levels through curricular design that involves mapping learning outcomes in relation to TGC, assessing TGC achievement and tracking student development. Evaluation and review mechanisms will be enhanced through regular audits and curricular review processes.

The university’s Student Support Services instills TGC in students at the co-curricular and extra-curricular levels. There are many opportunities for development university-wide, such as opportunities for development university-wide, such as international collaborations, fairs, community service initiatives, sports and recreational activities, competitions, internships and other personal and professional development activities.

The Integrated Teaching and Life-long Learning Centre at Taylor’s (INTELLECT) will monitor the implementation of TGC, as well as provide support and develop resources for stakeholders within the university to drive the TGC plan to its fulfillment.

With their valuable real-world input, employers in our Industry Advisory Panel, as well as our alumni network and business partners from varied industries also have a key role in keeping our strategic plan relevant, current and grounded in industry expectations.

Our students are at the centre of this plan. It is our hope they will take responsibility for consciously developing their own graduate capabilities and learning to demonstrate those important capabilities through reflection, portfolios and ultimately, a TGC Award.  

The 8 Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities
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DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC
KNOWLEDGE
    Able to put theories into practice   Understand ethical issues in the context of the field of study   Understand professional practice within the field of study
 
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LIFELONG LEARNING
    Learn
independently
 
Locate, extract, synthesise and utilise information effectively
 
Be intellectually engaged
 
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THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS
   
Think critically and creatively
 
Define and analyse problems to arrive at effective solutions
   
 
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COMMUNICATION SKILLS
   
Communicate appropriately in various settings and modes
       
 
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INTERPERSONAL
SKILLS
   
Understand team dynamics and mobilise the power of teams
 
Understand and assume leadership
   
 
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INTRAPERSONAL
SKILLS
   
Manage oneself and be self-reliant
 
Reflect on one’s actions and learning
 
Embody Taylor’s core values
 
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CITIZENSHIP AND GLOBAL
PERSPECTIVES
   
Be aware of and form opinions from diverse perspectives
 
Understand the value of civic responsibility and community engagement
   
 
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DIGITAL
LITERACY
   
Effective use of ICT and
related technologies