The new graduate capability: how to think for a living (employability redefined)

Dawn Bennett

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[Extract] With half the Australian population now engaging in higher education, the sector is under increasing pressure to align the needs of students, industry and community. This requires policy and funding models which recognise the sector’s economic and societal value and which promote inclusivity and cooperation. Such policy is in stark contrast with existing rankings exercises and steering mechanisms, which promote self-interest and status competition.

Higher education policy could recognise the development of graduates who can meet the demands of life and work well beyond their discipline. For students to become capable graduates who think for a living on behalf of themselves and others, they need first to learn how to recognise, articulate and demonstrate their abilities. They also need to accept and manage their responsibilities as learners and thinkers.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCampus Morning Mail: Hard Facts and Insider Analysis from Stephen Matchett
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2019
Externally publishedYes


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