The Development of Transferable Skills in a Variety of Economics Courses

  title={The Development of Transferable Skills in a Variety of Economics Courses},
  author={J. Deal and S. Hegde},
Surveys of business leaders indicate that they believe colleges generally do a poor job of developing transferable skills (e.g., writing, critical and analytical thinking) in their graduates. Economics instructors often attempt to convey these skills as a secondary benefit of content delivery and efforts to get students to ‘think like an economist’. We argue that the development of the skills that transfer across disciplines and into the job market should be more purposeful, particularly since… Expand

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