UMLIC: peeling PART 1

UMLIC stands for University Malaya Learning Improvement Centre.

The purpose of UMLIC existence is to design, develop and produce materials and activities intended to address learning or performance requirements of a given audience.

Currently, UMLIC has a new venture / challenge / tiny speck of universe to conquer!

News received on 5 Jan 2007 (as given by RM): That by the 12th week of Semester 2, 2006/2007, all final year undergraduate students must be certified “soft skills” competent by the univeristy, as their graduation requiement. Lecturers are expected to start asessing the students from the 8th week of the semester.  UM has requested that the problems be solved by training (via any means) of lecturers to teach and evaluate students’ competency in the following soft skills:-

  • Communication
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Team work
  • Leadership
  • Life-long learning
  • Profesional ethics and moral
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Let’s start with analysing the ground before adding the scaffolds.


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