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Pitt, Rachael; Mewburn, Inger – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2016
For over a decade, debate has raged about the nature and purpose of the PhD, including its role as preparation for working in academia. Academic work has changed a great deal in the last 60¬†years, yet our doctoral curriculum has remained relatively static. While there is increasing interest in matching PhD programmes to "real world"…
Descriptors: Occupational Information, Content Analysis, Doctoral Degrees, College Faculty
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Brown, Jason L.; Healy, Michael; McCredie, Tessa; McIlveen, Peter – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
As university graduates face increasingly changing and challenging labour markets and work environments, universities are prioritising the work of helping students develop their graduate employability. As a result, university Career Services and career development practitioners are subject to changing strategic and operational approaches to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Career Centers, Employment Services
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Oliver, Damian; Walpole, Kurt – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
National Qualifications Frameworks (NQFs) are intended to promote stronger linkages between education institutions and the labour market. This paper examines how industrial relations institutions mediate the relationship between formal qualifications, job classifications and pay outcomes in Australian manufacturing. In Australia a tribunal sets…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Manufacturing Industry, Qualifications, Employment
Bowman, Kaye; McKenna, Suzy; Griffin, Tabatha – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2016
This research overview summarizes the work undertaken by Kaye Bowman and Suzy McKenna in exploring jurisdictional approaches to the implementation of student entitlements to vocational skills training, a key reform initiative in the National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform (NPASR) of 2012-16. The overview is a condensed summary of three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, Student Financial Aid
Bowman, Kaye; McKenna, Suzy – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2016
The past two decades have seen some evolution towards a more nationally consistent vocational education and training (VET) system. One of the challenges is to find the right balance between national consistency and appropriate flexibility, to accommodate the regional and local industry requirements and learner preferences that best serve the needs…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Training, Foreign Countries, National Standards
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Nunes, Miguel Baptista, Ed.; McPherson, Maggie, Ed.; Kommers, Piet, Ed.; Isaias, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
These proceedings contain the papers of the International Conference e-Learning 2017, which was organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society, 20-22 July, 2017. This conference is part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2017, 20-23 July, which had a total of 652 submissions.…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Information Literacy
Siekmann, Gitta; Korbel, Patrick – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2016
Current definitions of STEM skills are inconsistent and not specific enough to inform education and skill policies and initiatives, potentially leading to a number of unsubstantiated and uncoordinated responses. There is a danger of generating a domestic oversupply of graduates in science, mathematics, engineering and technology while ignoring the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Job Skills