An Initial Assessmenton Soft Skills Integration in Emergency Remote Learning During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Learners Perspective
Keywords:Soft Skills, Integration, Emergency, Remote Learning, Learners
Soft Skills of the faculty members are vital in developing the knowledge, understanding, values, and skills of the students. The integration of soft skills by the teachers in the subject plays an important role in how the students will acquire the skills needed in their academic life and beyond. Soft skills are one of the key factors for the students to be successful not just in their academics but also in their career, it is also highly sought by employers in recruiting fresh graduates. The main purpose of this study was to determine students’ perceptions of the soft skills integration in emergency remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. A self-constructed questionnaire distributed through google forms was used for data collection, 43 BSBA first-year students from Southern Luzon State University participated in this study. It was found that the majority of BSBA first-year students perceived that soft skills were moderately integrated during emergency remote learning with a mean of 3.16 for personal skills, 3.02 for character-building skills, and 2.95 for organizational skills. Also, it was found out that there was no significant difference in perceptions of the students on soft skills integration in emergency remote learning when grouped according to gender and learning modalities. This paper suggests that further study should be conducted in a wider scope.