Multiple Tools for Innovative Interdependent Learning Techniques in Higher Education to Foster Employability Skills

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Winter 1-14-2020


The need to use interdependent methods of teaching and learning in higher education institutions is becoming inevitable. As several undergraduate students face the problem of lack of job opportunities when they graduate arises from a saturated market that needs innovative generations of capacity building knowledge and spirits of lateral thinking that fortifies the talents of students on both the academic side and the soft skills required in our labor market century. An increasing number of employers criticizes the higher education institutions for failing to bridge the gap between theory and practice in real-life work experience. This paper investigates the employability skills that employers require trespass the academic ranking to a new benchmark in the market, relying on experienced and talented employees. The British University in Egypt—BUE—depends on knowledge delivery and assessment for the students from their foundation year to their graduation year on a set of interdependent learning techniques both in the lecture hall and outside the campus. Sustaining the BUE graduate with employability skills is an objective of the university and its staff members gifting the job market a generation who learn how to think not what to think.