INTRODUCTIONThere are eight skills that can be defined as Employability Skills . These skills include Communication, Teamwork, Problem Solving, Initiative, and Enterprise, Planning and Organizing, Self‐Management, Learning and Technology and are secor agnostic. Traditionally these skills are not incorporated into the curricula taught in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Universities . The course content development is not student led. The students usually are not involved on the development of contents or execution of courses, which in most cases, are instructor driven using a traditional non‐interactive teaching methodology. Traditional classroom activities hardly provide any opportunities to students for peer learning or access to external professional experts and mentors from relevant industry. Thus, resulting in a wider skill gap between what students are being exposed to on‐campus and what global market and industrial organizations expect from them. Teaching soft skills in STEM Universities is another challenging issue in developing countries due to lack of sufficient ICT infrastructure and availability of suitable instructors to teach these skills .Yet, another challenge faced by engineering and technology students in Higher Educational Institutions is the availability of suitable physical lab infrastructures, this is particularly an issue for institutions who wish to engage their students
Computer Applications in Engineering Education – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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