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Professional transitions: The eportfolio as a curated digital narrative

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posted on 2023-01-24, 22:53 authored by Meghan KellyMeghan Kelly, Karen Le RossignolKaren Le Rossignol
Contemporary higher education is continually facing change and disruption across global and local educational communities. This has been exacerbated by the impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic, with graduates having to demonstrate discipline-specific knowledge along with adaptability to an ever-changing employment market. To address these needs, the authors advocate a focus on professional transitions by taking advantage of the eportfolio and reframing the digital showcase tool as a curated digital narrative for any discipline. Taking a detailed focus on the case study example of the Verandah Journal , this article demonstrates how one practice-based project can be adaptively framed for diverse job opportunities and can serve as the foundation for a portfolio career. The authors conclude that a flexible, curated demonstration of skills and knowledge creates the foundations for a graduate to narrate their professional transition in a challenging future work environment. Further research is required to expand this understanding to both graduates and prospective employers.

History

Journal

Industry and Higher Education

Pagination

095042222211275-095042222211275

ISSN

0950-4222

eISSN

2043-6858

Language

en

Publisher

SAGE Publications