The video below is a brief introduction to ‘transferable skills’ but it includes learning activities for students to do and links to additional resources.
Transferable Skills | 2:34 mins
This video talks to transferable/employability skills and suggests thinking about how you highlight them in your resume. For the associate degree, we recommend you consider how you might demonstrate you have developed these skills through the selection of, and inclusion of, relevant evidence in your portfolio (in your portfolio rather than in your resume for instance).
Employability Skills: Have you got them? | 1:07 mins
We recommend students also watch this short video clip on 21st Century Skills to gain a different perspective on what transferable skills may include in a changing world.
21st Century Skills | 2:08 mins
For greater depth on the subject of transferable skills, students are encouraged to explore the following material on ‘standards for professional and practice-based education’ (see Higgs, 2011). The main headings represent overall ‘categories’ or ‘dimensions’, including:
- Professionalism and Citizenship
- Professional Judgement
- Communications and Interactions
- Information Literacy
- Professional Competence and Work Readiness
Then, under these are a list of capabilities and attributes.
Standards for Professional and Practice-Based Education
According to Higgs (2011), the standards for professional and practice based education that are most often connected to Work Integrated Learning include the capabilities and attributes of:
SEE ALSO: A Practical Guide to Work-integrated Learning. Effective practices to enhance the educational quality of structured work experiences offered through colleges and universities. Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.
This Table (above) has been slightly modified from: A Practical Guide to Work-integrated Learning. Effective practices to enhance the educational quality of structured work experiences offered through colleges and universities. Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. For a complete list of the attributes and capabilities listed by Higgs (2011) please see references section to locate the article as this further details the meaning and standards.