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Studies have found the development of transferable skills and the provision of virtual learning environments (VLEs) to be crucial to students who are learning project management. Taking these factors into consideration, this article explores why project management students have emphasized the importance of these two critical learning and teaching parameters in their developmental needs. The study was conducted utilizing focus groups consisting of 88 students in a UK higher education institution. Overall, we found the existence of five critical and applied themes grouped against transferable skills and the provision of VLEs under which students' needs could be classified. ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Project Management Journal is the property of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)




Ojiako, U., Ashleigh, M., Wang, J. K., & Chipulu, M. (2011). The criticality of transferable skills development and virtual learning environments used in the teaching of project management. Project Management Journal, 42(4), 76–86. https://doi.org/10.1002/pmj.20240

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