Career development practice: facilitating work-integrated learning in higher education

Smith, Martin and Brooks, Sally and Lichtenberg, Anna and McIlveen, Peter and Torjul, Peter and Tyler, Joanne (2009) Career development practice: facilitating work-integrated learning in higher education. Australian Journal of Career Development, 18 (2). pp. 60-64. ISSN 1038-4162

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Abstract

Australian universities can no longer be seen as rarified educational institutions acting as society’s repository and dispensary of higher knowledge and learning—indeed, were they ever? With the tide of global and national trends demanding universities better engage with the ever complex worlds-of-work, they are now prone to the vicissitudes of market forces, the vagaries of politics, the risk of securing and balancing private and public funding, the demands from employers for “employable” graduates and, of course, the needs and desires of their primary interest: students. Indeed, there is an increased focus on learning outside of the academy, and recognition that workplaces can be rich sources of opportunity. This challenges traditional notions of academic work and the university constituency, but presents valuable opportunities for university career development practice. The Australian Government’s Bradley Review of Australian higher education in 2008 brought these issues and more into sharp focus; and the review frankly asked no less a question than: “What is the future of higher education in Australia?”.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. This journal is available online. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the ACER journal. It is not a copy of the record. Final and authorised version first published in the Australian Journal of Career Development in Volume 18, Number 2, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research. Copyright 2009 Australian Council for Educational Research.
Depositing User: Dr Peter McIlveen
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2009 06:27
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: career development learning; work integrated learning; NAGCAS; ALTC; Australian Learning & Teaching Council; higher education; career development
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130213 Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160505 Economic Development Policy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5438

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