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Kalfa, Senia; Taksa, Lucy – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
This article combines Bourdieu's concepts of field, habitus and cultural capital with Lyotard's account of performativity to construct a three-tiered framework in order to explore how managerialism has affected the academic habitus. Specifically, this article examines the adoption of group assignments as a means of developing teamwork skills in…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Alumni, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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Kalfa, Senia; Taksa, Lucy – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
This article examines the increased interest being shown by Australian business faculties in the development of students' employability skills. Many universities have demonstrated their commitment to translating such interest into practice by elaborating lists of "graduate attributes" in order to enable the development of generic skills…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Transfer of Training, Human Capital, Higher Education