УДК 371(4-672EU)
Библид: 1451-3188, 16 (2017)
Vol. 17, No 61-62, стр. 399-409

Изворни научни рад
Примљено: 01 Jan 1970
Прихваћено: 01 Jan 1970


Beko Lidija (Рударско-геолошки факултет Универзитета Сингидунум у Београду), lidijabeko@hotmail.com
Ošmjanski Vera

The paper raises important research questions relevant to the concept of transferable skills, their significance and application through English courses in geology studies. In order to clarify the concept and overcome major ambivalence that exists in the field, the first part of the paper analyzes the definition and classification of transferable skills. The paper further offers insight into the complexity of the application and the emergence of skills in a number of different contexts. Placed in geological studies, transferable skills are viewed as indispensable both in terms of academic area and career context that follows. Bearing in mind the complexity of the above-mentioned conceptions, the next part of this paper attempts to offer explicit forms of planning and teaching of transferable skills within English courses. The final part of the paper indicates that the importance of transferable skills for the Republic of Serbia resides in, among other things, students’ awareness of self-development, self-realization in their career and numerous other areas of interest as well as the consequences of the lack thereof. In this way, we want to point out that the responsibility does not lie only with educational institutions, individuals or lecturers’ expertise. Neither is the mere openness of our students to formal training at the university enough. One of the key factors of the student’s career development is the awareness that acquiring skills continually opens up new horizons of knowledge, thus ensuring mobility on the market and increasing competitive advantage and the assumption of new career roles.

Кључне речи: transferable skills, geology, English language teaching, educational methods, labour market