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Forsyth, Hannah; Evans, Jedidiah – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Practitioners and theorists in higher education have explored authentic assessment as a mechanism to better connect student work to real-world practice. This article considers the possibilities for authentic assessment in teaching history as a discipline and professional field at university, considering how 'real-world practice' might be expanded…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, History Instruction, Inclusion, Historical Interpretation
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Smith, Sally; Hunter, David; Sobolewska, Emilia – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Over a period of three years this longitudinal study explored new approaches to consider student identity during the transition from university to employment. Students were followed through a new portfolio-based final year course and beyond university into the workplace. With universities increasingly recognising the employment aspirations of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Education Work Relationship, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Pitan, Oluyomi S.; Muller, Colette – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Stratification, in the form of silent exclusion that is experienced by some groups of students because of the perceived low reputation of the university attended, and which the students have no control over, has been observed as a social menace that works against the concept of equity in education. To address this problem, a need exists for…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Reputation, Employment Potential, Experiential Learning
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Kinash, Shelley; McGillivray, Laura; Crane, Linda – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Within higher education literature, "assessment" and "graduate employability" are linked and co-presented, in that quality student assessment is purported to enhance employability. This research was designed to query the extent to which these same conceptual links are perceived by those actively involved in higher education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Alumni
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Jorre de St Jorre, Trina; Oliver, Beverley – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
The ability of graduates to proactively develop, adapt and repackage their capabilities (or attributes) is an essential aspect of employability. This study was conducted at Deakin University, where graduate capabilities have been recast as graduate learning outcomes, and employability is frequently referenced. In light of significant curriculum…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Employment Potential, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries
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Gu, Jibao; Zhao, Di; Wu, Jianlin – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Universities exert generous efforts to take advantage of curriculum to help students succeed in the competitive employment market. However, it remains unclear whether perceived employability (PE), as the crucial indicator of the career success of students, can be improved by the curriculum. In accordance with Job Demands-Resources theory, this…
Descriptors: Universities, Career Development, Graduate Students, Student Motivation
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Jackson, Denise; Wilton, Nicholas – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
Underemployment, continued growth in the supply of graduates and seemingly perpetual instability are dominant trends in graduate labour markets. In order to negotiate an increasingly complex career terrain, graduates require sharpened skills in effectively managing their own careers and a strong assurance of their own capabilities. This study…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Undergraduate Students, Career Development, Work Experience
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Berg, Tessa; Bowen, Tracey; Smith, Colin; Smith, Sally – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
The gradual commodification of higher education in the context of an increased focus on graduate employability attributes together with evolving labour markets is creating challenges for universities and students alike. For universities, there has been significant investment in careers services and, through institution-wide initiatives,…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Student Attitudes, Education Work Relationship, Pilot Projects
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Kinash, Shelley; Crane, Linda; Judd, Madelaine-Marie; Knight, Cecily – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
A literature review identified 12 strategies that have been empirically linked to improvements in graduate employability. A survey methodology was used to investigate self-reported use and/or perspectives on these strategies among four stakeholder groups. The following questions were asked: to students--What strategies are you using to improve…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Stakeholders, Change Strategies, Career Readiness