Teaching strategies for enhancing employability skills in learners

Hitchcock, John and Duignan, Gerard and Haggerty, Carmel and Rodrigues, Agustilia and Stewart, Deb and Casley, Scott and Ross, Kate and Taylor, Beverly and Hannam, Steve and Walke, Janet (2018) Teaching strategies for enhancing employability skills in learners. New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education, Onetangi, Waiheke Island, New Zealand, 16-18 April, 2018.

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This twenty-minute presentation will outline an Ako Aotearoa Regional Hub funded collaborative research project undertaken by a dozen educational developers from seven Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs). The project team sought to identify ‘where and how’ excellent teachers in their ITPs currently enhance their learners’ skills for employability, life-long learning and contributing to society. The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and other stakeholders seek evidence of the effectiveness of programmes of study in preparing graduates for industry. Inspired by Australian research on university preparation for employability, the project team wondered how it might assist teachers in New Zealand ITPs to design teaching and learning strategies for embedding skills that enhance employability.

Item Type:Paper presented at a conference, workshop or other event, and published in the proceedings
Keywords that describe the item:business,
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Business and Adminstration
ID Code:6796
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