Are generic skills a 'threat' to professional status?

Do professional training courses avoid teaching generic skills overtly (insofar as these can be taught) because these skills blur the edges between different, perhaps competing, fields of expertise?

Is there is a sense of identity within almost every profession which is about claiming the centre ground and most prominence / influence for the specialist skills of that particular group of practitioners? … about power and control when all is said and done?

And does this almost inevitably result in fuzzy, generic skills being put aside or simply going unnoticed by those who prescribe what is to be studied for admittance to their profession?

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Posted on April 18, 2010, in Questions and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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