Embedding employability skills in UK Higher Education: between digitalization and marketization

Kornelakis, Andreas and Petrakaki, Dimitra (2020) Embedding employability skills in UK Higher Education: between digitalization and marketization. Industry and Higher Education. pp. 1-8. ISSN 0950-4222

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Abstract

This article contributes to the debate on employability skills in UK higher education. It starts by discussing the concept of employability and places the debate in the context of mega-trends affecting UK higher education and the broader UK labour market. It distinguishes between different types of employability skills, as identified by employers’ surveys, and matches them with specific small-group teaching activities, drawing on pedagogic theory and practice. The article concludes that, beyond work-integrated learning, traditional small-group teaching activities can go a long way towards bridging the gap between graduates’ skills and labour market needs.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences
L Education
Depositing User: Dimitra Petrakaki
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2020 09:27
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2020 16:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/89312

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