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Tuesday, January 28 • 15:45 - 17:00
(Carousels) Plenary Table 14: Exploring Stakeholders' Perceptions of Graduate Employability Skills

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This small-scale study explored UAE faculty members’ and employers’ perceptions of key employability skills in fresh graduates and the reasons for their importance. Participants’ views were elicited using a novel concept-mapping approach, along with semi-structured interviews. Results indicate that both groups were aligned in their views. However, their operationalization of skills was misaligned, raising concerns about the academia-industry gap.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand employability research in an international context;
  • Critically analyze possible reasons behind the academia-industry gap;
  • Investigate stakeholder views using novel qualitative research techniques

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Alizeh Batra

Assistant Director, Research Operations & Academic Relations, New York University Abu Dhabi
Alizeh Batra has a professional role at New York University Abu Dhabi. Passionate about exploring the industry-academia gap using novel research techniques, she is pursuing a professional doctorate in Educational Research from the University of Bath.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière