The importance of transversal skills in higher education curricula and in the labor market

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  • M.P. Asylbekova L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University
  • T.N. Otarova M.Kh. Dulaty Taraz Regional University
  • D.C. Yelkin Yeditepe University


transversality, transversal skills, XXI century skills, communication, digital skills, critical thinking.


The main goalof the education system is to preparespecialists equipped with transversalskills. These skills have the potential to find optimal decisionsforcomplex problems in the future, as well as one of the most pressing issues in society today.Transversalskills are the basis for the formation of digital and information literacy, critical thinking, leadership, communication, problem-solvingand etc., as well as the knowledge that will help the futureto discover the skills.The purpose of theresearch presented in the article is to conduct an empirical study that will allow us to determine the transversal skills of futurespecialists.At the theoretical level, the article provides an analysis of the concepts of «transversality»and «transversal skills». An empirical part was carried outthrough the methodologies «XXI century digital skills instrument aimed at working professionals: Conceptual development and empirical validation» (Ester v.Laar, Alexander J., Jan M.,Jos de Haan) and«Communicative and organizational abilities» (V.V.Sinyavsky, V.А. Fedoroshin) to diagnose transversal skills which were mentioned above.In order to define the level of critical thinking wasusedStarkey Lauren’s test was in the adaptation of E.V.Lutsenko. As a result of the research, there were identified and differentiatedthe transversal skillsof future teachers.




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Asylbekova, M., Otarova, T., & Yelkin, D. (2023). The importance of transversal skills in higher education curricula and in the labor market. Bulletin of L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University. Pedagogy. Psychology. Sociology Series., 142(1), 178–193. Retrieved from