Infusing Soft Skills in Higher Education: Key to the Development of Advanced Human Capital


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Active learning, Learning outcomes, Student engagement, Higher education


The field of higher education is under unprecedented pressure as it needs to prepare students for active participation in the workforce. Today, employers seek professionals who demonstrate soft skills - personal qualities that make them more adaptable, proactive, resilient and responsible collaborators. The aim of this article is to open the debate regarding the infusion of soft skills the curriculum of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and its impact on the future employability of graduates. This relates to the demands of the job market and the current emphasis placed on the development of socio-emotional skills. The methodology used consisted of documentary analysis, confronted with the author's viewpoints. The contribution relates to the need to infuse soft skills into the curriculum and implement methodological and evaluative strategies that enhance educational proposals. The article concludes with a synthesis, attempting to explain the relationships between key concepts and their implications for higher education.


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