Graduate attributes: implications for higher education practice and policy

Hill, Jennifer ORCID: 0000-0002-0682-783X, Walkington, Helen and France, Derek (2016) Graduate attributes: implications for higher education practice and policy. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 40 (2). pp. 155-163. doi:10.1080/03098265.2016.1154932

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The higher education landscape is shifting under neo-liberal forces that are increasingly aligning the goals of business, government and education. This shift is engendering debate around the world about the role of higher education institutions in producing employable graduates to feed national prosperity in the emerging knowledge economy. As this evolution continues, we need to consider how we enhance generic graduate capabilities as well as the disciplinary expertise of our undergraduate students. Our graduates should possess the knowledge, skills and values to enable them to cope with dynamic employment opportunities, but they must also understand, through the benefits and constraints of their disciplinary perspectives, who they are and how they might contribute positively to the heterogeneity they will encounter in their local, regional and global communities.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Graduate attributes; Higher education
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Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Professional Services > Academic Development Unit
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Marta Kemp
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2020 10:46
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2022 15:46

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