Embedding employABILITY thinking across higher education. Final Report 2020

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Abstract

[Extract] University educated workers are critical to Australia’s economic health, international standing and social wellbeing, but if graduates are to meet their full potential they need to have
developed, as students, the ability to find, create and sustain meaningful work across the career lifespan and in multiple contexts. This is employability in the higher education context.
The fellowship reported here sought to enable the sector to undertake this development.
The employability of 21st -century workers is developed and sustained only through explicit career- and life-long identity and employability work. Because of this, employability is inadequately described by terms such as skill, job and employment. This metacognitive challenge underpins the developmental role of higher education, which is to develop employABILITY thinking: students’ cognitive and social development as capable and
informed individuals, professionals and social citizens.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAustralian Government
Commissioning bodyAustralian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment
Number of pages82
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-76051-981-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-76051-982-7
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

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