Why higher education and employABILITY thinking go hand in hand

Dawn Bennett

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[Extract] Employability is a hot topic across higher education, and perhaps it is time to look at it another way. In reality, employability is far more related to student success than to graduate success; the latter is simply the destination.

To change the dominant thinking, I propose that we adopt the term ‘employability thinking’. Employability thinking engages students in their cognitive and social development as capable and informed individuals, professionals and social citizens. Employability thinking prompts students to understand why they think the way they think, how to critique and learn the unfamiliar, and how their values, beliefs and assumptions can inform and be informed by their learning, lives and careers.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows Blog
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes


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