Investigating Education Stakeholders ' Views On Effective Approaches Of Enhancing Ge

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By investigating education stakeholders’ views on effective approaches of enhancing GE, a variety of theoretical frameworks were suggested. Some of these approaches are; Understanding, skilfulness, efficacy beliefs, and meta-cognition (USEM), Key Skills (KS), and Graduate Identity (GI).
The USEM model

The USEM academic model was established by Knight and Yorke (2004). It is believed that, this model aims to develop advanced term of employability that explains more than the narrow skills agenda and shows the degree programs that could bring to employability (Hinchliffe and Jolly, 2011). For them, this model focuses on deeper learning and broader experience of students correlating with HE providers. As a definition of employability, Knight and Yorke (2002:2) refer the term to ‘the possession of understandings, skills, and personal attributes to complete tasks adequately at the graduate level’. By this definition, they debate that, for a graduate to be more employable than others, who have the same understanding or skills level, and to enhance his/her level of performance in the workplace, the following are the main concerns that need to be considered:
a) Understand the subjects in their domain.
b) Learn generic and specific skills to be able to improve their productivity at work. Prokou (2008) and Wilton (2008) concur with by emphasizing the importance of learning generic and specific skills.
c) Be aware of behaviours (e.g. How one can act).
d) Be aware of how to appraise…

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