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A presentation for the Higher Education Academy workshop on employability in Higher Education "Everything Starts with an E" on 4th March 2014. Please follow this link for further information. http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2014/Seminars/Social_Sciences/GEN839_blackburn

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Career management and the hea 2

  1. 1. Career Management & The HEA A Hafiz, Lecturer, Public Service Management
  2. 2. Higher Education Academy Learning & Employability Series Knight, P. & Yorke, M. (2004). Learning, Curriculum and Employability in Higher Education. London: Routledge Falmer. Moreland, N. (2006). Entrepreneurship and Higher Education: an Employability Perspective. Learning and Employability Series. York: Higher Education Academy. Pedagogy for Employability Group (2006). Pedagogy for Employability. Learning and Employability Series. York: Higher Education Academy. Yorke,M.(2006).EmployabilityinHigherEducation:WhatItIs –WhatIt IsNot.Learningand EmployabilitySeries. York:HigherEducationAcademy.
  3. 3. Higher Education Academy – Career Studies
  4. 4. Watts (2006)/McCash (2008) • Watts, AG (2006) – Career development learning and employability. Learning & Employability. The Higher Education Academy • McCash, P (2008) – Career studies handbook: career development learning in practice. Learning & Employability Series Two. The Higher Education Academy Available at http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/employability
  5. 5. HEA [McCash(2008)] • In practical terms it provides a space in the curriculum for students to consider the ideas and beliefs of self and others concerning career, labour markets and employability • Units of formal study range from full degree courses to individual modules, papers, and lectures within courses. There are also extracurricular examples.
  6. 6. HEA [Watts (2006)] Definitions of Employability IMMEDIATE EMPLOYMENT IMMEDIATE EMPLOYABILITY SUSTAINABLE EMPLOYABILITY ATTENTION TO LONGER-TERM CAREER DEVELOPMENT
  7. 7. The “DOTS” model (Law and Watts:1977/1996) The ‘DOTS’ model is a four stage model of career planning originally developed by Bill Law and Tony Watts of the National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling. It has 4 stages which are: D: Decision Learning (Career Exploration and Decision Making) O: Opportunity Awareness (Research Skills) T: Transition Learning (Careers literature, Fairs, Work Experience) S: Self Awareness (Self-Assessment)
  8. 8. The “SDOT” model (University of Liverpool) The SODT model can be simplified as follows: Self Awareness Who am I? Opportunity Awareness Where am I? Decisions Making What will I do? Transition Skills Where will I do it? The DOTS Model (Adapted from Law and Watts 1977/1996)
  9. 9. Careers Education Benchmark Statement (2005) • http://www.agcas.org.uk/assets/download?file=19
  10. 10. HEA [Watts(2006)] • Strategies for career management learning (specific modules, cross-curricular integration, outside the curriculum) • Careers services(individual and group guidance, information services, employer liaison and placement services) • Strategic directions (guidance, placement, curriculum, learning organisation models) • Implications – restructuring careers as academic service rather than student service, separate teaching unit for career development learning • Staff requirements – pedagogic knowledge & skills, strong grounding in career development theory, academic empathy
  11. 11. Vignettes: Careers Studies in practice (HEA:2006)
  12. 12. University of Kent Employability Award
  13. 13. York St John University
  14. 14. Join John – University of Surrey
  15. 15. University of Aberdeen
  16. 16. Employability at King’s – a definition and model The Strategy is based on a three-tiered model of support for students: • Core elements – available to all students through their programme • Extra and co-curricula elements – optional for all students • Recognition and reward structures – to acknowledge individual achievements
  17. 17. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (2013)
  18. 18. • Watts, AG (2006) Career development learning and employability Learning and employability Series Two. York:Higher Education Academy • McCash, P (2008) Career studies handbook:career development learning in practice York:Higher Education Academy & Higher Education Careers Education Unit

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