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A competency development approach to learning for employment

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dc.contributor.author McLachlan, Kathryn es_ES
dc.contributor.author Yeomans, Linda es_ES
dc.contributor.author Lim, Keith-Zhi-Guo es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-26T06:26:05Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-26T06:26:05Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06-26
dc.identifier.isbn 9788490485903
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/104623
dc.description.abstract [EN] Higher Education Institutions are increasingly aware of industry expectations regarding work-ready graduates. Work Integrated learning and co-operative education initiatives are widely acknowledged for improving professional skills and work readiness, however, graduates often lack the ‘soft’ skills (communication, collaboration, problem solving) deemed essential for enhanced productivity and innovation in the workplace, i.e. employability skills (Jackson, 2010). Anecdotal evidence from the Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) program at Macquarie University identified the difficulties that students experience in self-assessing employability skills. One research study highlighted the inflated self-perceptions and an overall lack of humility often associated with recent graduates (Papadopoulos 2010, cited in Jackson 2015). This paper discusses the theoretical and practical development of a competency development approach to learning for employment using an Assessment Centre process model currently embedded in the curriculum of one PACE unit. Developed and coordinated by post-graduate psychology students, the model provides a set of behavioural criteria by which to assess student employability skills. While there is little evidence in the literature of the use of AC's for enhancing undergraduate employability, (see Keele et al, 2010), preliminary research and evaluation findings from this project, suggest that the AC process can have a positive influence on the development of the ‘soft’ skills of employability es_ES
dc.format.extent 8 es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Higher Education Advances es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial - Sin obra derivada (by-nc-nd) es_ES
dc.subject Higher Education es_ES
dc.subject Learning es_ES
dc.subject Educational systems es_ES
dc.subject Teaching es_ES
dc.subject Assessment centre es_ES
dc.subject Soft skills es_ES
dc.subject Employability es_ES
dc.subject Competency es_ES
dc.subject Goal setting es_ES
dc.title A competency development approach to learning for employment es_ES
dc.type Capítulo de libro es_ES
dc.type Comunicación en congreso es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/HEAD17.2017.5421
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Mclachlan, K.; Yeomans, L.; Lim, K. (2017). A competency development approach to learning for employment. En Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Higher Education Advances. Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València. 793-800. https://doi.org/10.4995/HEAD17.2017.5421 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod OCS es_ES
dc.relation.conferencename Third International Conference on Higher Education Advances es_ES
dc.relation.conferencedate June 21-23,2017 es_ES
dc.relation.conferenceplace Valencia, Spain es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://ocs.editorial.upv.es/index.php/HEAD/HEAD17/paper/view/5421 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 793 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 800 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela OCS\5421 es_ES


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