Creighton University

Higher Level Skills and Students' Future Professional Lives

Students often focus on specific course content without recognizing how the skills and abilities they develop across courses will benefit them in their professional lives. Instructors can motivate students by explaining how various skills will serve them more broadly in their professional lives.

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