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Title: Transferable skills in Malta : challenges and policy recommendations
Authors: Debono, Manwel
Keywords: Vocational qualifications -- Malta
Employability -- Malta
Education and state -- Malta
Issue Date: 2020-06
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Education
Citation: Debono, M. (2020). Transferable skills in Malta : challenges and policy recommendations. Malta Review of Educational Research, 14(1), 73-91.
Abstract: Transferable skills are internationally acknowledged as an important tool to reduce the friction generated through skills mismatch between education and the labour market. This paper examines some challenging aspects of transferable skills that may reduce their effectiveness, such as their unclear definition and delineation, difficulties in translating policy into practice, and the challenge of convincing employers to invest in such skills. While over the years, elements of transferable skills were added to the Maltese educational curriculum, the country requires a comprehensive policy that tackles the barriers hindering the dissemination of transferable skills. This paper proposes the adoption of a comprehensive skills policy that includes a focus on demand and supply skills audit research, the revision and development of curriculum and teaching methods, the training of stakeholders, and quality assurance, assessment and recognition of transferable skills.
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