Teaching for life : generic capabilities that link university learning with workplace learning

Radbourne, Jennifer 2007, Teaching for life : generic capabilities that link university learning with workplace learning, in Challenges of educating people to lead in a challenging world, Springer Netherlands, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp.309-323.

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Title Teaching for life : generic capabilities that link university learning with workplace learning
Author(s) Radbourne, Jennifer
Title of book Challenges of educating people to lead in a challenging world
Editor(s) McCuddy, Michael K.
Publication date 2007
Series Educational innovation in economics and business ; v. 10
Chapter number 15
Total chapters 30
Start page 309
End page 323
Total pages 15
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Place of Publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Summary Business schools are under increasing pressure to enhance the learning capability and employability of graduates. Business professional institutes and employer organizations are demanding more than the technical knowledge and skills required to perform discipline/professional specific tasks. They want graduates who can demonstrate capabilities in communication, teamwork, risk taking, decision making, problem solving, critical thinking, analytical reasoning, visioning and innovation, leadership, ethical practices, appreciation of diversity, and a commitment to social justice. Evidence in literature and reports (Karpin, 1995; Kirby, 2000; Commonwealth of Australia, 2002; Nelson, 2002) and in test data (McCowan & Richardson, 1998; Employer Survey, 1998; DETYA, 2000) shows that the employability gap7 is closed when graduates possess these generic capabilities. What is important, however, is the increasing research showing that the strategies used to develop generic capabilities lead to improved learning, both in university courses and in the workplace.

Notes SpringerLink Date Sunday, June 10, 2007
ISBN 1402056117
9781402056116
9781402056123
1402056125
Language eng
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2007, Springer
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30006840

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