Transferable skills development: Implementation at a Vietnamese university

Transferable skills development: Implementation at a Vietnamese university

Thuy Nhan University of Melbourne, Australia
This paper reports findings from a study conducted to identify university preparation of transferrable skills in an undergraduate course at a Vietnamese university. The paper first reviews the concept of transferrable skills and relevant literature on the development of transferrable skills both in international and Vietnamese higher education context. It then outlines the data collection instruments and the data collection procedure, from which insights into transferable skills development at the specified institution were drawn. The findings reveal that despite clearly articulating learning and skillset outcomes, the university under investigation adopted an isolated ad hoc approach and did not provide a range of opportunities and contexts for its students to master the transferable skills expected. The paper highlights the importance of adjusting teaching and learning practices in a way that students can develop useful skills for their personal, academic, and professional life.
Students’ perception
transferrable skills
Soft skills
interpersonal skills
work-related skills
personal attributes
skills development
university preparation

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