Search for Employability Skills: Employers, Novice Workers and HEC Approved Curriculum of BS Economics: A Qualitative Analysis

Authors

  • Muhammad Akhtar PhD Scholar, Department of Education, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Najam-ul- Kashif Assistant Professor, Department of Education, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47067/ramss.v4i1.111

Keywords:

Veteran Employers, Novice Workers, Employability Skills, Human Capital, Critical Thinking, Curriculum of Economics

Abstract

Universities are imprving their policies and curriculum to meet the changing needs of job market.  At the same time the employers look complaining about the skills and the characteristics a graduate comes with for employment. Considering this, underlying research investigates the glimpses of development of employability skills in curriculum of discipline of economics implemented in higher education institutions of province of Punjab. For the purpose of fulfillment of  the aim of study, this research adopted the qualitative research design. The proposed study has explored, by content analysis, role of higher education institutions, and curriculum of economics to address  development of employability skills in graduates in universities. By using qualitative interpretive design, sub themes were sorted out followed by broader themes. Broader themes  emerged from sub themes. The study explored that regarding development of  most of the skills, the curriculum of economics had suitable content . Moreover curriculum has enough content to meet educational needs of students with diversity. A few needs of students regarding employability skills remained unfulfilled. The study recommended for teachers to have increased understanding of students needs to practice good  pedagogy and revise curriculum  to fulfill their academic needs as well as to increase the employability skills  by universities in Pakistan.

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Published

2021-03-31

How to Cite

Akhtar, M. ., & Kashif, N.- ul-. (2021). Search for Employability Skills: Employers, Novice Workers and HEC Approved Curriculum of BS Economics: A Qualitative Analysis . Review of Applied Management and Social Sciences, 4(1), 195-204. https://doi.org/10.47067/ramss.v4i1.111