By Alcino Donadel
December 6, 2023 | University Business
Employers report that job applicants lack proficiency in important higher-order skills like critical thinking.
Students’ inadequacy in critical thinking—along with oral communication, problem solving, and analytic reasoning—is not a short-term trend. A “growing gap” has emerged between university qualifications and proof of proficiency in general 21st-century skills, according to an international report from 2016 to 2021 by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Read this article about how Texas A&M is addressing this problem with innovative instruction and assessment through a partnership with the Council for Aid to Education (CAE), a nonprofit dedicated to improving students’ academic and career outcomes. Together, Texas A&M and CAE are measuring and cultivating these important skills and helping students become ready for today’s workplace.