Courses and Employability Skills: The Voice of Students
Li Gao, Xia Wang, Ya-Ping Cui
Available Online June 2014.
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- Students’ perception, Core discipline courses, Employability skills.
- Graduate employability has become a growing concern for many countries. Curricula are playing a critical role in fostering graduate employability. This paper explores the student perceptions of their programs and its relevance wtih their employability skills. 1809 senior students of ten higher education institutions (HEIs) of Jiangsu Province of China were surveyed and found that 1) students regardless of their fields of study are generally not very satisfied their core discipline courses,; 2) students are more satisfied with the contents of their core discipline courses, and the learning resources but dissatisfied with the current sequence of their courses; 3) students do not think highly of the relevance of their courses and the employability skills needed by future employment; 4) the number of students who would like to take discipline-related jobs after graduation is slightly over 1/3.
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TY - CONF AU - Li Gao AU - Xia Wang AU - Ya-Ping Cui PY - 2014/06 DA - 2014/06 TI - Courses and Employability Skills: The Voice of Students PB - Atlantis Press SP - 43 EP - 49 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/msmi-14.2014.8 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/msmi-14.2014.8 ID - Gao2014/06 ER -