When we apply for any entry level position, one typical job interview question they ask is if we handled any significant obstacles in the past. If currently pursuing high school or college, lacking major work experience, interviewers may toss this cliché question, “tell me about the biggest challenges you’ve faced as a student”.
In a bird’s eye view, the company asks such questions to know if the candidate has the skills to handle through the education tool.
In today’s world the job giving companies are in seek of skills, not only the distinction certificates to prove the student is worthy or not. As the literacy rate has grown, colleges are added, each year the number of students passing out of the institution in search of jobs is high in number. The filtration has become so highly competitive with minute selections; the students have to gear up and reach the level of expectation of the companies.
On Thursday, The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), convener HR committee, PV Vasanthakumar said “You cannot get a job by getting a degree alone. One must have skills in their area of education and complete interest in the job they are doing. Most importantly, students must be aware of employment.”
In ‘ Enhancing employability for students’ conference he states that “Indian railways had recently announced Khalasi post, for which the eligibility was 10th standard pass. More than two crore people applied, of which, 80 lakhs were found to be engineering graduates. This is why we must create awareness by citing an example of the lack of awareness about the employment among students”.
C Jayakumar, who is the Head, HR, L&T group, in his special address on the industrial expectation from the students, says “I found a lot of students do not know to apply the theory they have learned”.
It is a real need to explore a new approach to taking theory into real life practice which is the one that offers a direct route from research to practice. Traditionally, The theory makes it’s way to practice cloaked in particular curriculum interventions. It has also been argued that taking theory into practice is essentially a matter of transfer of applying teaching and learning principles in new situations.
New ideas about transfer for the theory into real life have implications for both research and practice. One way to promote the transfer is to validate theory into practice by analyzing how the theory maps into the curriculum content to support and organize instruction. Another way of promoting transfer is to rethink the ways that the theory can be more directly and relevant be applied to practice.
Rather than apply theory to practice, teachers might be encouraged to adopt the practice to theory, identifying teaching situations in which research principles might be relevant and to change their practice accordingly to resolve the immediate problems of practice.