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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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Andrea R. Taliaferro and Sean M. Bulger

qualitative cluster analysis on the items and identified the following themes: (a) Program Context (Program Organization, Setting, and Learner Characteristics); (b) Teaching and Learning Activities (Assessment, Planning, Skill-Centered Instruction, and Effective Teaching Practices); (c) Outcomes/Soft Skills

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Melissa Davies and Tim Ströbel

types of work scenarios they will be faced with upon graduation. By placing students in a position to make real-world decisions via case study projects, they become more prepared to adapt and react more quickly in the sport industry upon graduation. Employers expect certain soft skills from young

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Pamela Beach, Melanie Perreault, and Leapetswe Malete

openness to trying new activities and foods; knowledge, including awareness and understanding of other cultures and language fluency; and soft skills such as communication and social skills ( Deardorff, 2004 , 2006 ). Study abroad programs have typically been considered the primary source of acquiring

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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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Tim Ströbel, B. David Ridpath, Herbert Woratschek, Norm O’Reilly, Markus Buser, and Michael Pfahl

market? Respondents indicate that specific soft skills are essential to succeed in the job market. Team skills ( M  = 4.68), communication skills ( M  = 4.58), planning and organizational skills ( M  = 4.32), and critical thinking/judgment ( M  = 4.29) as well as structured and goal-oriented working

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Ting Liu, YuChun Chen, Michelle Hamilton, and Katie Harris

serve to enhance career readiness ( Ross et al., 2015 ). Using this model, peer mentoring can be used as a way of learning the professional skills, knowledge, practices, and soft skills needed for their future chosen profession as a way of induction. Professions with a clinical application may choose

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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