Competence and the need for transferable skills


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Author: Naegele, Christof; Stalder, Barbara E.


Transferable skills are skills that are relevant and helpful across different situations and areas of life. Such skills are often seen as a crucial factor adding to the employability of individuals. It is often assumed that transferable skills can be reused after transition to a new situation. In this chapter, these assumptions are being discussed. Important questions are: 'What is the value of transferable skills?', 'What restricts the transferability of transferable skills?' and 'How can transferable skills be fostered through education and training?'. The chapter starts with an...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Skills and knowledge; Employment

Keywords: Competence; Competency based training; Transferable skill; Generic skills; Employability

Published: Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG, 2016

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Pages: pp. 739-753

Related items: TD/TNC 126.750

ISBN: 9783319417110; 9783319417134 (eBook)

ISSN: 2213-221X (online), 1871-3041

The monograph from which this chapter is taken is indexed at TD/TNC 126.750.

Resource type: Book chapter

Document number: TD/TNC 126.783

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