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Barry Braun, Nancy I. Williams, Carol Ewing Garber and Matthew Hickey

development of these foundational skills, often referred to, unfortunately, as “softskills, in kinesiology programs may put our graduates at a disadvantage with respect to employability. In the last 50 years, jobs that require “cognitive” skills that depend on content education are expanding, and those

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Chang Wan Woo and Michael K. Davis

Sports-related programs in higher education need to educate students in the professional use of evolving communication technologies. In addition, students need to develop soft skills, such as problem solving and critical thinking, while improving their practical use of technology. The purpose of this article is to introduce the use of fantasy sports in a sports management class, more specifically a sports public relations class, and discuss how students perceived the use of fantasy sports in course assignments. We explain how the use of fantasy sports assignments promoted social constructivist learning of students and helped students develop soft skills. We also identify the pedagogical challenges the fantasy sports assignments presented to students and instructors. We also offer summaries of students’ class reflections to demonstrate how such reflections echoed course learning outcomes.

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David Pyne

. Aspects of mentoring include teaching of a specific issue or skill, sharing of resources (eg, access to other researchers, students, and laboratory facilities), access to networks (inside and outside of academia and industry), and the so-called soft skills or personal development in areas such as risk

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Shona L. Halson, Alan G. Hahn and Aaron J. Coutts

, it is important that they select appropriate measurement tools, construct integrated monitoring systems, and develop data-management skills to leverage these emerging opportunities. It is also essential that fundamental coaching and soft skills be retained as the translation of new insights obtained

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Emily Dane-Staples

improvement in “soft skills” in addition to growth in factual knowledge. The Active Learning Inventory Tool (ALIT) published by Van Amburgh, Devlin, Kirwin, and Qualters ( 2007 ) provides a comprehensive listing of active learning options to help instructors move students from passive to active in a classroom

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Mark Urtel, Sara F. Michaliszyn and Craig Stiemsma

this a bit further in relation to transferable skills as they specify the acquisition of soft skills (e.g., verbal communication, prioritization of work, and obtaining/processing information), which while highly valued tend to be overlooked in a typical curriculum that is exclusively course-based. In

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Shannon David and Mary Larson

0030274 10.1037/a0030274 7. Rogers C . Empathic: an unappreciated way of being . Couns Psychol . 1975 ; 5 ( 2 ): 2 – 10 . doi:10.1177/001100007500500202 10.1177/001100007500500202 8. Kroning M . Fostering soft skills is a must for nurse leaders . Am Nurs Today . 2015 ; 10 ( 2 ).

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Jueyin Zheng

. Oftentimes it’s the soft skills that are most transferable. Zheng : Could you share any other tips or advice for students who might be looking to get into a similar job, or for those who want to work for a professional sport league like the NFL? Hua : Set the goal early and start now. I have spoken with a

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Lea-Cathrin Dohme, Alexandra J. Rankin-Wright and Sergio Lara-Bercial

, enhancing their ability to provide appropriate support. Together, this suggests that it may be fundamental for CDs to not only possess subject matter expertise, but also soft skills such as empathy and flexibility that enable them to interact effectively with CED programme attendees. Mediating a Sense of

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Melissa Pangelinan, Marc Norcross, Megan MacDonald, Mary Rudisill, Danielle Wadsworth and James McDonald

. These early experiences would help students develop “soft skills” and/or provide them with earlier exposure to areas that they may be interested in pursuing later (Preparedness and Planning; Orientation and Training). Lessons Learned at OSU The highest attrition in enrolled students occurs around the