Career development learning and work-integrated learning practices in Australian universities

McIlveen, Peter and Brooks, Sally and Lichtenberg, Anna and Smith, Martin and Torjul, Peter and Tyler, Joanne (2009) Career development learning and work-integrated learning practices in Australian universities. In: CDAA National Career Conference 2009. Get Smart: Career development value adds for people and business!, 15-17 Apr 2009, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper is an overview of the field of career development learning practice in relation to graduate attributes and work-integrated learning within the Australian higher education sector. The presentation highlights research conducted by the National Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (NAGCAS) on behalf of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC). The research project explored the contribution of career development learning to work-integrated learning in Australian universities. This project has significant implications for career development practice within the higher education sector, particularly in relation to the preparation of graduates for the workforce. The project entailed extensive national surveys, interviews, and focus groups, involving career development practitioners, academics, and employers, along with a national symposium 'think tank' in which key stakeholders contributed to the development of models for career development learning being used a pedagogical framework for work-integrated learning. The key results of the research project are presented along with recommendations for future practices.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright.
Depositing User: Dr Peter McIlveen
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 27 May 2009 12:14
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2012 02:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: career development, work-integrated learning, career development learning, higher education
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5147

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