Enhancing employability in the "ME generation"

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to place all of the contributions to this special issue into a theoretical framework and to highlight the role that the so-called “information age mindset” has in the facilitation of employability skills.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper discusses the major themes of this special issue.
Findings – Undergraduate students do see the importance of technological innovation in the classroom but they see the development of experiential or work-based skills to be more important.
Practical implications – Future curriculum design should consider the expectations and attitudes of the modern day undergraduate student to ensure that potential employability is maximised.
Originality/value – The findings are placed into the wider context of the emerging field of evolutionary educational psychology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-449
Number of pages5
JournalEducation and Training
Volume52
Issue number6-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • mindsets
  • employment
  • skills
  • communication technologies
  • students
  • innovation

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