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ERIC Number: EJ1086282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
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ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
Transferable Competences and the Students' View of Their Significance and Satisfaction with Them: International Comparative Research
Smekalova, Lucie; Noom, Jan-Willem; Slavik, Milan
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v4 n1 p109-121 2016
The paper presents the results of comparative research between the Czech Republic and the Netherlands. The subject of the research was the degree of student satisfaction with the acquired transferable competences and the subjective students' view of the degree to which transferable competences are significant for the employability of an individual at the job market. With the use of statistical methods (the Non-parametrical U-test of Mann and Whitney, the Chi-square Goodness-of-Fit Test), following conclusions are drawn. The empirical research has proved on the explored sample that: (1) there are significant differences between the respondents of both countries in the individual "level of satisfaction" with transferable competences; but (2) there are not significant differences between the transferable competences themselves of both countries expressing the level of students' satisfaction with them. Moreover, the research has proved that: (3) there are significant differences among the transferable competences themselves of both countries (CZ and NL) expressing the level of satisfaction that the students attribute to them; (4) in the Czech Republic, the following competences are perceived as absolutely necessary: "communication in the mother tongue, work with digital technologies, sense of responsibility"; whereas (5) in the Netherlands "communication in the mother tongue" is perceived as absolutely necessary and "communication in foreign languages, sense of initiative and entrepreneurship, teamwork" are viewed as important competences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic; Netherlands