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Incorporating Transferable Skills into a Pre-service Teacher's Education Lesson Plans: A Case Study of an Accounting Course

Siswandari, Susilaningsih, Sri Sumaryati and Binti Muchsini

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 25, Issue S, September 2017

Keywords: Characteristic, innovative activities, transferable skills

Published on: 30 Mac 2018

In response to the demand of employers, professional recruiters, or accreditation bodies, typically, higher education institutions incorporate the expected characteristics into their learning curricula. This paper reports a project addressing the lack of transferable skills identified in the curriculum of an Indonesian accountancy education programme. A research and development method was adopted in the research. The three-year-long project involved more than a thousand people participating in the identification, development, testing and dissemination of a set of transferable skills into four national higher education courses, namely Statistics, Cost Accounting, Educational Technology in Accounting Education, and Computerised Accounting. This paper contributes to the knowledge and practice by proposing a modified semester learning plan for the courses that is expected to improve the quality of the graduates. The characteristics inserted in the relevant courses include honest, responsible, obedient, confident, persistent and hard-working, proportionally and logically thinking, creative and innovative, nice and kind, and open-minded. The relevant transferable skills inserted in the courses include communicating effectively, cooperating with work groups, interacting with society, negotiating to achieve a win-win solution, respecting others, being responsible, assessing the benefits of IT use properly, leading work groups fairly and democratically, and expressing opinions in work groups.

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