Embedding employability in the curriculum
A two-year, action research project to discover, trial and share effective and efficient ways of embedding employability in the curriculum run by the University of Auckland, University of Otago and the New Zealand Association of Graduate Employers.
The project's main aims are to:
- build understanding of effective curriculum based and co-curricula pedagogies for developing and evidencing employability attributes
- build understanding of the mechanisms and assessment techniques for incorporating and recognising co-curricula, life and employment experiences within degree programmes
- trial and evaluate effective practices across settings
- build and disseminate a guiding framework and tools for lecturers, programme designers and leaders in learning and teaching.
The project's methodology has been broken into five phases:
- investigate and share practices with stakeholders
- conduct literature reviews to create a draft framework for embedding employability attributes
- conduct a series of two-step case analyses to document successful practices, identify archetypal interventions and evaluate their impact
- assess how readily observed practices can be replicated by others
- prepare detailed guidance and tools to enable others to adopt and build on the project's work.