Vol.7, No.1, February 2018.                                                                                                                                                                     ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Developing Undergraduate IT Students’ Generic Competencies Through Problem-Based Learning


Renata Mekovec, Katarina Pažur Aničić, Krunoslav Arbanas


© 2018 Renata Mekovec et al, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 193-200, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM71-24, February 2018.


Received: 28 July 2017
Accepted: 04 December 2017
Published: 23 February 2018




Possession of generic competences is recognized as a very important characteristic of future professionals in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT). There is a high pressure on higher education institutions (HEIs) to provide students with both technical knowledge and generic competencies. This study introduces a learning environment set in line with the principles of problem-based learning (PBL) aimed at raising students’ generic competences. Based on responses from 227 students, the results suggest that students perceive the set learning environment contributing to the development of a wide range of generic competences.


Keywords – Problem-based learning; students’ generic competences; IT service management.



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