Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Advanced Multidisciplinary Research (ICAMR 2018)

Career Guidance Model using Experimental Learning Approach to Improve Students’ Soft Skills

Authors
Farida Aryani, Abdul Saman, Muhammad Ilham Bakhtiar
Corresponding Author
Farida Aryani
Available Online April 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icamr-18.2019.14How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Career guidance, experiential learning, soft skills
Abstract
This study aims to find out: firstly, the needs to develop the career guidance model using the experiential learning strategies for students and secondly the experiential learning approach that has been validated by experts to improve students’ soft skills. The research was conducted in SMK Negeri 3 Makassar, using research and development (R&D) method with five development stages. Two results were obtained. (1) The results of the needs analysis show that the implementation of career guidance was still poor despite the fact the students demanded programs and activities focused on career planning, including higher education planning, tips, and strategies to enroll at a university, and preparation for jobs. Students hoped they could learn through practices or by doing it and be actively involved in the experience. (2) Based on the expert validation, the assessment of the experientially-focused career guidance, both by questionnaires and inputs, generally showed good results. This indicates that the experiential learning approach is appropriate and acceptable to help students improve their soft skills at school. In addition, there are three well-arranged indicators of the assessment could explain these results: the utility, feasibility, and accuracy. The expert validators gave a score for each indicator in the scale of 3 and 4 on average. Therefore, it can be concluded that the career guidance model using experiential learning strategies is acceptable to improve vocational students’ soft skills at school.
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Proceedings
1st International Conference on Advanced Multidisciplinary Research (ICAMR 2018)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
April 2019
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978-94-6252-706-5
ISSN
2352-5398
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icamr-18.2019.14How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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