Can we evaluate employability skills in our students?

Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


We often tell students that, besides teaching them discipline-based content and skills,
we also provide them with transferable or employability skills. Thinks like critical thinking, problem solving, communication skills, and so on. However, we often don't explicitly identify where (and how) those skills are taught through our unit, and our students often can't identify them. More importantly, the students will not see them as important part of the unit learning if we don't evaluate them on those skills. Therefore, an alignment between these transferable skills and the evaluation in the unit is needed if we want our students to become self-aware of the skills we claim to be equipping them with. I will demonstrate a simple way of modifying a unit assessment to make
these skills more explicit and measurable.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventMonash Education Academy Learning and Teaching Conference 2021 - virtual/online, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 12 Jul 201614 Jul 2016


ConferenceMonash Education Academy Learning and Teaching Conference 2021
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  • transferable skills
  • employability

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