Higher Education: What is it good for? Knowledge or employability

Mary Crossan, Peter Wolstencroft

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Abstract

This session will look at the course based supports offered to students at a UK university. It has taken an innovative approach to supporting students with their employability from year one through to graduation. The continuing research aims to disseminate a non-traditional style of delivery to employability skills. The driver for this was previous, consistent feedback from students to traditional skills and employment modules being too broad and generic and wanting a more personalised approach. The business courses that have adopted this new and contemporary approach have embedded the concept in all years of study, building up a student's personal toolkit of skills preparing them for their careers and lives in society beyond graduation. This personalisation process, coupled with a view of transition that covers students' entire time at university, has had mixed results from both an academic and student perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEDULEARN19 Proceedings
PublisherIATED
Pages166-169
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-84-09-12031-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019
Event11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies - Palma, Spain
Duration: 1 Jul 20193 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameEDULEARN Proceedings
PublisherIATED
Volume2019
ISSN (Print)2340-1117

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Abbreviated titleEDULEARN19
CountrySpain
CityPalma
Period1/07/193/07/19

Keywords

  • personalised learning
  • higher education
  • employability
  • supporting students

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