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Student's Quality of Life and Employability Skills: SQALES a device and a tool for universities. Example of use in Luxembourg, Belgium and Romania - Student's Quality of Life and Employability Skills: SQALES un dispositif et un instrument au service des universités. Exemple d'utilisation au Luxembourg, en Belgique et en Roumanie

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  • Marie-Emmanuelle Amara

    () (doctorante en cotutelle de thèse Université du Luxembourg et Université de Nancy 2 France, bénéficiant d’une Allocation de Formation à la Recherche financée par le Fonds National de la Recherche du Luxembourg)

  • Michèle Baumann

    () (Unité de Recherche INSIDE Sociologie, Université du Luxembourg)

  • Véronique Pelt

    () (Unité de Recherche INSIDE Sociologie, Université du Luxembourg)

  • Jean-François

    () (Institut des Sciences Humaines et Sociales, Université de Liège, Belgique)

  • Ion Ionescu

    () (Département Sociologie et Travail Social, Université Alexandru Ioan Cuza Iasi, Roumanie)

Abstract

Underpinned by reforms initiated under the Bologna process, the European universities today have to develop student's skills and to prepare them for sustainable employment. In this article, we try to illustrate the changing roles of universities, highlighting the importance of the concept of competences. We present the first use of SQALES (process and tool) among students from three European universities (Luxembourg, Belgium, Romania) entering in their first year of social sciences study. Our results show that the evaluation of the employability skills is possible and can even be recommended as a guide to adjusting curricula and to implementing programmes of assistance tailored to identify student needs.

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  • Marie-Emmanuelle Amara & Michèle Baumann & Véronique Pelt & Jean-François & Ion Ionescu, 2010. "Student's Quality of Life and Employability Skills: SQALES a device and a tool for universities. Example of use in Luxembourg, Belgium and Romania - Student's Quality of Life and Employability Skills:," Revista de cercetare si interventie sociala, Editura Lumen, Department of Economics, vol. 28, pages 97-114, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:lum:rev2rl:v:28:y:2010:i::p:97-114
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    Keywords

    Competences – Employability – Students – Europe;

    JEL classification:

    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate
    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions

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