Careers and employability learning: pedagogical principles for higher education

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Healy, Michael. 2023. "Careers and employability learning: pedagogical principles for higher education." Studies in Higher Education. 48 (8), pp. 1303-1314. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2023.2196997
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Careers and employability learning: pedagogical principles for higher education

ERA Journal ID19331
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsHealy, Michael
Journal TitleStudies in Higher Education
Journal Citation48 (8), pp. 1303-1314
Number of Pages12
Year2023
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN0307-5079
1470-174X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2023.2196997
Web Address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03075079.2023.2196997
Abstract

Increasingly, universities prioritise employability as a primary purpose of personal and public investment into higher education and target graduate employability in their teaching, learning, assessment, and student support strategies. However, despite its emergence as a central concern in higher education, graduate employability lacks coherent and robust theoretical or pedagogical foundations. In particular, limited conceptualisations of career development learning applied in most graduate employability scholarship do not include key theories from the field of career development. Rather than continuing to approach graduate employability and career development as different things, the higher education community should recognise their congruence and compatibility and instead adopt a more integrated and critical understanding of careers and employability learning. This article offers a curricular vision of an integrative pedagogy of careers and employability learning, based on six pedagogical principles that can inform efforts to deliver high quality, equitable, and empowering careers and employability learning for students.

Keywordsgraduate employability, career development, careers and employability learning, student success, employability pedagogies
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390102. Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
390499. Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified
390303. Higher education
Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Southern Queensland
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