Learning, Curriculum and Employability in Higher Education
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Learning, Curriculum and Employability in Higher Education by Mantz Yorke
Book DescriptionHow 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415303422
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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How can universities ensure that they are preparing their students for today's competitive job market? This text tackles argues the case for more sophisticated research into the notion of employability discussing how employability-friendly curricula can be developed, even in subjects which have less obvious vocational relevance.
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Author Biography - Mantz Yorke
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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