Level of Satisfaction of Employers on the Work Performance of NWU-CTE Graduates


This study aimed to identify the level of satisfaction on the work performance of NWU-CTE graduates along the 21st Century Skills. The descriptive survey method was used through the combination of quantitative and qualitative research. The questionnaire consisted of the 21st Century Learning Skills which were adopted and modified from the framework of the 21st Century Learning Skills. Under each century skill are six competencies adopted from the NCBTS (National Competency-Based Teacher Standards) which are learned in the BSEd and BEEd degree programs.Relative to the Level of Satisfaction of Employers on the Work Performance of NWU-CTE teachers based on the four areas of the 21st Century Skills, the employers were all very satisfied with Communication Skills having the highest mean score and Learning and Innovative Skills the lowest mean score. Based on the findings of the study, the NWU-CTE graduates showed manifestation of the 21st Century Skills although there is still a great room for improvement especially in Information, Media & Technology Skills. With the rapid change of technology, NWU-CTE graduates should go for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and at the same time, NWU has to look at First-World Classrooms of Teacher Education Institutions to remain relevant as an effective purveyor of true learning.

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Esmeralda Baldonado, Northwestern University, The Philippines
John Sinang, Northwestern University/ Department of Education, The Philippines

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Conference: CHER-HongKong2018
Stream: Innovation/entrepreneurship and graduate employment

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