Building in resilience through graduate skills computer science assessment

English, Rosanne and Maguire, Joseph (2020) Building in resilience through graduate skills computer science assessment. In: QAA Learning from Disruption: Exploring What Counts, 2020-06-03 - 2020-06-04. (

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Students enrolled in computing science programmes are often more focused on gaining skills such as programming than other valuable skills such as team work, adaptability and self-regulation. An ability to react, collaborate and adapt in changing environments and to evolving timelines are valuable skills required for any professional software engineering role. However, communicating the value of such skills as well as providing opportunities for students to refine skills is challenging. In this paper we argue that developing graduate skills can help students develop the necessary resilience for facing such circumstances and propose some approaches for designing such assessment in computer science.