A framework to embed employability initiatives in undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths programs.

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Research and Development in Higher Education: Curriculum Transformation Vol. 40

June, 2017, 455 pages
Published by
Ruth Walker & Simon Bedford
ISBN
978-0-9945546-6-6
Abstract 

The concept of ‘graduate employability’ is not new in the higher education sector, and academics and educational leaders world-wide have developed and implemented a range of frameworks to assist students to prepare for a graduate role. In this paper existing models of employability are examined, and a new framework for employability (designed for a potentially non-expert audience) is presented. The proposed model provides a strong foundation for staff to develop innovative, embedded employability tasks, contextualised by their discipline, and aligned with the student life-cycle. It also introduces students to a structured program of ‘bite-sized’ activities designed to help them create strong connections between their university work, life experiences and future career.

Keywords: employability framework, student-lifecycle, employability in the curriculum

A framework to embed employability initiatives in undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths programs.

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