Learning, Curriculum and Employability in Higher Education / Edition 1

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Overview

How can universities ensure that they are preparing their students for today's competitive job market?
This book tackles the highly topical subject of graduate underemployment with insight and clarity. The authors argue the case for more sophisticated research into employability with passion and vision, discussing how employability-friendly curricula can be developed, even in subjects which have less obvious vocational relevance.
The rapid growth of higher education over the past fifty years has seen expectations increase, and governments seeking to widen participation. There is now an urgent need for the Government and higher education institutions to address the issue of graduate employability. The authors of this timely book encourage a pro-active stance, offering a ground-breaking model that can be easily implemented in institutions to make low-cost, high-gain improvements to students' employability. Topics covered include:
* The challenge of employability
* The study and careers of English graduates
* The enhancement of practice
* Assessing employability
* The Skills Plus project.
Based on a set of over 200 in-depth interviews with recent graduates, this book forms a unique account of the meanings of employability in the workplace.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415303439
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/19/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Knight is Senior Lecturer in Educational Research at the Open University.
Mantz Yorke is Director of the Centre for Higher Education Development at Liverpool John Moores University.

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Contributors
Introduction 1
Pt. I Employability 5
1 The challenge of employability 7
2 Employability: more than skills and wish-lists 22
3 A new view of employability 36
4 A research study of employability 50
5 The study of English and the careers of its graduates 69
Pt. II Towards the enhancement of practice 85
6 How we can develop employability 87
7 Engaging students with the worlds of work 102
8 Assessing for employability 120
9 The Skills plus project and nursing 141
10 Skills plus and the Construction Management programme at Liverpool John Moores University 154
11 Employability and social science 165
12 Principles and practices for enhancing employability at programme or departmental level 178
13 An institutional perspective on employability 196
Envoi 219
References 221
Index 234
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