RETRACTED ARTICLE: Soft skills implementation in construction management program: A survey of Malaysian public universities

Mohd Affandi Haryanti, F. Hassan, Z. Ismail, M. F Mustaffa Kamal

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Abstract

The higher education provision in Malaysia has been criticized for not producing graduates with adequate soft skills. On the conviction that the traditional curriculum are inadequate in developing graduates who are more generally savvy, the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) has instructed all higher education institutions to change their curriculum to the Outcome-Based Education (OBE) curriculum. The outline of what soft skills to be learnt, how the learning should be delivered and assessed should be in place for the curriculum to be effective. This is more so in the design of construction management degree curriculum which require a balance of teaching technical subjects and soft skills. Most of the construction management degree programs offered by the higher education institutions in Malaysia is now operating on the soft skills outlined in the OBE curriculum but critics continue to argue that the graduate are still short of the soft skills required. In conceiving this problem a research was mooted to examine the vexing issues of soft skills outlined in the OBE curriculum design and delivery. This paper presents the first part of the research study which investigates the issues of ambiguity of soft skills in construction management OBE curriculum. Data were drawn from a survey that was carried out on construction management lecturers from three public universities. This finding provided some significant insights which suggest elements of the soft skills outlined in the OBE curriculum which needs to be re-learnt. This would help to identify and remove the ambiguities in conceiving how soft skills should be taught and assessed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSHUSER 2012 - 2012 IEEE Symposium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1533-1538
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781467313100
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Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE Symposium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research, SHUSER 2012 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 24 Jun 201227 Jun 2012

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Other2012 IEEE Symposium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research, SHUSER 2012
CityKuala Lumpur
Period24/6/1227/6/12

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  • Construction Management Program
  • Soft Skills

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Haryanti, M. A., Hassan, F., Ismail, Z., & Kamal, M. F. M. (2012). RETRACTED ARTICLE: Soft skills implementation in construction management program: A survey of Malaysian public universities. In SHUSER 2012 - 2012 IEEE Symposium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research (pp. 1533-1538). [6268837] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/SHUSER.2012.6268837

RETRACTED ARTICLE : Soft skills implementation in construction management program: A survey of Malaysian public universities. / Haryanti, Mohd Affandi; Hassan, F.; Ismail, Z.; Kamal, M. F Mustaffa.

SHUSER 2012 - 2012 IEEE Symposium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research. IEEE Computer Society, 2012. p. 1533-1538 6268837.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Haryanti, MA, Hassan, F, Ismail, Z & Kamal, MFM 2012, RETRACTED ARTICLE: Soft skills implementation in construction management program: A survey of Malaysian public universities. in SHUSER 2012 - 2012 IEEE Symposium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research., 6268837, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 1533-1538, 2012 IEEE Symposium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research, SHUSER 2012, Kuala Lumpur, 24/6/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/SHUSER.2012.6268837
Haryanti MA, Hassan F, Ismail Z, Kamal MFM. RETRACTED ARTICLE: Soft skills implementation in construction management program: A survey of Malaysian public universities. In SHUSER 2012 - 2012 IEEE Symposium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research. IEEE Computer Society. 2012. p. 1533-1538. 6268837 https://doi.org/10.1109/SHUSER.2012.6268837
Haryanti, Mohd Affandi ; Hassan, F. ; Ismail, Z. ; Kamal, M. F Mustaffa. / RETRACTED ARTICLE : Soft skills implementation in construction management program: A survey of Malaysian public universities. SHUSER 2012 - 2012 IEEE Symposium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research. IEEE Computer Society, 2012. pp. 1533-1538
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