Skills development

Library staff work with academic staff to develop research skills resources, activities and curricula, aligned with the University's blended learning approach and based on three frameworks:

  • The Research Skill Development (RSD) framework (Willison and O'Regan, 2006, 2014, 2018) presents a conceptual, non-prescriptive model for curriculum and assessment design that explicitly and coherently develops students' research skills within disciplinary content, at the course and unit levels. Librarians apply RSD-informed learning approaches within curricula through rich collaborative partnerships with academics.
  • The related Work Skill Development framework (Bandaranaike and Willison, 2009, 2014, revised by Monash University Library, 2019) addresses work-readiness as part of the Higher Education teaching and learning agenda, and enables the interpretation and articulation of students’ work skills gained through study and participation at University.
  • The Digital Skill Development framework (Torres et al, 2018) addresses the explicit, incremental development of contemporary digital skills and practices for collaborating, learning, researching, working, and functioning in society.