Employability in higher education: what it is, what it is not


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Author: Yorke, Mantz


This publication is intended to serve two purposes. First, it makes a case for employability as a set of achievements which constitute a necessary but not sufficient condition for the gaining of employment. Employability is, on the analysis presented here, considerably more complex than some proponents of ‘core’, ‘key’ and ‘transferable’ skills have suggested, and is strongly aligned with the academic valuing of good learning. The second purpose is consequential, in that this publication has considerable implications for curricular activities in higher education. The relationship between...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Employment; Skills and knowledge; Economics; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Employability; Generic skills; Transferable skill; Economy; Curriculum

Geographic subjects: Europe; Great Britain

Published: York, England: Higher Education Academy, 2006

Physical description: [24] p.

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ISBN: 1905788010

Statement of responsibility: Mantz Yorke

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 84.109

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