:: Volume 8, Issue 1 And 2 (7-2016) ::
3 2016, 8(1 And 2): 68-78 Back to browse issues page
Studying the students
Farzaneh Haji Heidari, *, Samira Soleimani
PhD in higher education management
Abstract:   (2787 Views)

Background: Creating an educational system with ability to training people for future is the most important duty in modern society. Universities play a significant role in order to educate people with key competencies and skills in the changing environment. This research aims to identify the viewpoint of students about learning these skills while studying at the universities.

Method: In this applied and cross-sectional survey, about 228 students from all (560) were selected and studied randomly in Iran Helal Institute of Applied-Science & Technology. Data were collected by using self-administrated questionnaire and Cronbach's alpha (0/82). Then, the obtained information was analyzed by using SPSS-15, one sample t-test and two independent samples t. (sig=0/05)

Findings: The results indicate that the scores of all parameter of key competencies and skills were lower than average and the difference was significant. The participants believed that there is no special program for learning these skills during courses based on fourfold pillar of key competencies. Also, there is not a significance differences between the viewpoint of freshman and sophomores with junior and seniors.  

Conclusion: The results are as follows: in intellectual competencies dimension, there no enough attention to learn skills like analytical ability, decision-making ability, abstract thinking, and strategic programming. In personal competencies dimension, university is unsuccessful to learn abilities such as accountability, versatility, acceptable performance. In interpersonal competencies dimension, there is no plan to learn abilities like oral communication, collaborative skills, positive thinking.  Also, in management competencies dimension, paying attention to learn ability like working under pressure, problem solving, leadership and persuasion are needed.

Keywords: key competencies and skills, higher education, applied-science education
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