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Saito, Eisuke; Pham, Thanh – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Employability has become a key concept that has attracted the attention of scholars and industries in many countries. At the same time, this concept is highly fluid and vague because its nature is not evidenced by real employment and differences in the nature of labour markets from country to country. Thus, it would be more worthwhile to discuss…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Employment Potential, Labor Market, Foreign Countries
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Mackie, Sylvia Anne; Bates, Glen William – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Recent research into the mental health of PhD candidates suggests that their high levels of stress could be caused in part or exacerbated by aspects of the doctoral education environment. However, the particulars of this environment have not been explored in consistent enough ways to provide a clear way forward for universities to respond to this…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Educational Environment
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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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Brewer, Margo. L.; van Kessel, Gisela; Sanderson, Brooke; Naumann, Fiona; Lane, Murray; Reubenson, Alan; Carter, Alice – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
The health, wellbeing and employability of university students are key considerations within higher education. In response, interest in student resilience is on the rise. Reviews of contemporary resilience literature highlight both conceptual and methodological weaknesses, issues which hamper attempts to design effective resilience interventions.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Resilience (Psychology), Mental Health
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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