Developing graduate attributes through participation in undergraduate research conferences

Hill, Jennifer ORCID: 0000-0002-0682-783X and Walkington, Helen (2016) Developing graduate attributes through participation in undergraduate research conferences. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 40 (2). pp. 222-237. doi:10.1080/03098265.2016.1140128

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Abstract

Graduate attributes are a framework of skills, attitudes, values and knowledge that graduates should develop by the end of their degree programmes. Adopting a largely qualitative approach and using semi-structured interviews, this paper outlines students’ experiences at a national undergraduate research conference over three years and evidences the graduate attributes developed. The students demonstrated intellectual autonomy, repurposing their work for presentation to a multidisciplinary audience through conversation with and benchmarking against peers. They gained confidence in expressing their identity as researchers and moved towards self-authorship, consciously balancing the contextual nature of their disciplinary knowledge with intra-personally grounded goals and values.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Undergraduate research; Graduate attributes; Employability; Conferences; Self-authorship; Borderland space
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Professional Services > Academic Development Unit
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Marta Kemp
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2020 10:35
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2020 16:02
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8012

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