Incorporating career development learning in a business work integrated learning framework

Leong, Raymond (2012) Incorporating career development learning in a business work integrated learning framework. In: Australian Collaborative Education Network National Conference (ACEN 2012): Collaborative Education: Investing in the Ffuture , 29 Oct-2 Nov 2012, Geelong, Australia.

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Over the last decade, our ways of life have been dramatically altered by the effects of globalisation and increased geographical mobility. The concept of a job for life is now irrelevant. It is vital in an increasingly competitive labour market that university students graduate with all the qualities necessary to gain and retain fulfilling employment.

Developing employability skills for graduates is an issue not only in relation to the first job students may obtain after graduation but is also important at future points of career progression. Students should position themselves in relation to future work and what they perceive to be appropriate and meaningful courses of future action to stay employable. To achieve this, program curricula must develop learning, teaching and assessment practices to encourage employability development. This process can be facilitated through career development education.

This paper proposes incorporating Career Development Learning in an early stage of a business faculty's Work Integrated Learning Framework to prepare students on their career management journey and effectively develop essential career development and employability skills and attributes. It supports the development of university business graduates who can respond to changing economic circumstances making them more employable and adaptable at the workplace.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2012 Raymond Leong.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2013 06:45
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2017 02:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: work integrated learning; career development; employability; lifelong learning
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes

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