FORMATION OF SOCIAL COMPETENCIES OF A UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: A HOLISTIC EXPLORATION
Keywords:social competencies, University Education, student development, higher education, academic engagement, motivation, holistic learning, faculty-student interaction, extracurricular involvement, cultural competency, inclusive practices, online learning
This study delves into the intricate landscape of social competency development within the university context, aiming to unravel the diverse influences that shape students’ interpersonal skills. Our primary research question examines the interplay of educational interventions, peer interactions, and extracurricular engagements in the cultivation of social competencies. Employing a mixed-methods research design encompassing surveys, interviews, and observations, the data from a representative and diverse cohort of university students was gathered. The findings unveil a rich tapestry of factors contributing to the multifaceted process of social competency formation, highlighting the nuanced roles of both formal and informal learning environments. The study not only uncovers the challenges hindering social competency development but also identifies promising opportunities for enhancement. This research enriches the academic discourse by providing actionable insights for educators, administrators, and policymakers to design interventions that foster a holistic and socially adept student body. Emphasizing the need for a comprehensive approach to education, this investigation reinforces the importance of recognizing and nurturing the social dimensions of learning within the higher education landscape.
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