Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorVasconcelos, Rosapor
dc.contributor.authorAraújo, Emília Rodriguespor
dc.contributor.authorSuleman, Fatimapor
dc.contributor.authorVideira, Pedropor
dc.identifier.citationR. Vasconcelos, E. Araújo, F. Suleman and P. Videira, "Integrated education practice in an accelerated world," 2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), Uppsala, Sweden, 2020, pp. 1-4, doi: 10.1109/FIE44824.2020.9274048.por
dc.description.abstractThis practice work in progress presents the perception of employers regarding the skills graduates bring to the labor market and the strategies they implement to cope with soft skill problems. It draws on an original qualitative data gathered from interviews with human resources managers of 20 firms located in the North of Portugal, a region that has been engaged in a public initiative that attempts to solve skill gaps and deficits. The findings show that employers complain about soft skills and blame higher education institutions for their skill problems. The type of soft skills required by employers reveals different strategies. The employers sampled implement remedial strategies and turn to the expertise of consultancy and other specialized services to provide training for their recent graduates. Sometimes, higher education appears as a partner for critical knowledge development. Insisting on the need to strengthening the links between different institutions in Portugal, the text underlines the assumption that a multidisciplinary approach joining social sciences and humanities with technical fields of education should be fostered as one of the solutions to cope with soft skills gaps.por
dc.description.sponsorshipWe acknowledge the collaboration of Famalicao Made In. This work was financed by Portuguese funds through FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology in the framework of the project no. 030016, "BRIGHET- Bringing Together Higher Education, Training, and Job Quality". Reference: PTDC/SOC-SOC/30016/2017. It counts also with the funding from the UID/CTM/002642C2T – Centro de Ciência e Tecnologia Têxtil and the Project UIDB/00736/2020) - Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Sociedade.por
dc.subjectcritical knowledge developmentpor
dc.subjectemployers perception skillspor
dc.titleIntegrated education practice in an accelerated worldpor
dc.subject.wosSocial Sciencespor
dc.subject.wosScience & Technologypor
sdum.journalProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE-
sdum.conferencePublication2020 IEEE FRONTIERS IN EDUCATION CONFERENCE (FIE 2020)por
Appears in Collections:CECS - Atas em congressos | Seminários / conference proceedings
DET/2C2T - Comunicações em congressos internacionais com arbitragem científica

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
FIE 2020.pdf415,84 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Partilhe no FacebookPartilhe no TwitterPartilhe no DeliciousPartilhe no LinkedInPartilhe no DiggAdicionar ao Google BookmarksPartilhe no MySpacePartilhe no Orkut
Exporte no formato BibTex mendeley Exporte no formato Endnote Adicione ao seu ORCID