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ERIC Number: EJ1124223
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2246-0918
Voices from the Field: Developing Employability Skills for Archaeological Students Using a Project Based Learning Approach
Wood, Gaynor
Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, v4 n1 p100-108 2016
Graduate employment statistics are receiving considerable attention in UK universities. This paper looks at how a wide range of employability attributes can be developed with students, through the innovative use of the Project Based Learning (PjBL) approach. The case study discussed here involves a group of archaeology students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) and their task of reconstructing and firing a small, early medieval clamp kiln. The employability skills and attributes are discussed, with reference to Yorke's Understanding, Skills, Efficacy and Metacognition (USEM) model of employability. Thanks are due to Get Your Wellies Outdoor Learning Centre, Preston, Lancashire for the use of their site, and to five students James Claydon, Brian Joynes, Josh Pugh, Dan Scully, Mike Woods, and two community volunteers, Bernard and Pat Fleming, for their involvement in the experiment.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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