Author: Rosie Halsmith

Featured resource: Making the most of feedback

Many of us take feedback at the personal level and not at the task level: if we haven’t done as well as we would like, we take it to mean we are not good enough. This week’s featured resource, Making the most of feedback, includes a set of questions to guide students when they receive and respond to feedback. The resource comes from the series of critical reflection and feedback resources and guid...

Featured resource: How good are your emotional regulation strategies?

Developing EmployABILITY lead researcher Professor Dawn Bennett has worked with Professor Carol Evans to develop a series of student resources and educator guides on critical reflection and feedback. This week’s featured resource, How good are your emotional regulation strategies?, comes from the series.  The student resource encourages students to identify the strategies they most commonly used t...

Featured resource: What is digital literacy?

Developing EmployABILITY lead Professor Dawn Bennett has been collaborating with Associate Professor Jo Coldwell-Neilson of Deakin University to integrate digital literacy learning into EmployABILITY thinking. Digital literacy is the ability to identify and use technology confidently, creatively and critically to meet the demands and challenges of life, learning and work in a digital society. This...

Featured resource: Assessing reflective writing

Developing EmployABILITY lead Professor Dawn Bennett has been working with Professor Carol Evans to develop a series of student resources and educator guides on critical reflection and feedback. This week’s featured resource, Assessing reflective writing, is from the series.  The educator guide identifies key characteristics of critically reflective writing that can be used in developing explicit ...

Featured resource: Maximise learning with critical reflection

  Developing EmployABILITY project lead Professor Dawn Bennett has been working with Professor Carol Evans on a series of student resources and educator guides focused on critical reflection and feedback. Critical reflection helps students get the most from their learning experiences, from a teamwork assignment to a formal work placement or an activity that didn’t work out. This week’s featur...

Featured resource: What changes in work can tell you about your future

Our featured resource for this week is ‘What changes in work can tell you about your future‘. The nature of work is changing fast. This impacts on students’ career thinking and preparation because they need to be prepared for ongoing change. Use this resource to encourage students to consider the changing nature of work and how this might impact their own careers. In working through the reso...

Developing EmployABILITY Community of Practice launched

As the Southern Hemisphere hurtles towards the start of a new academic year, our focus is to support educators and coordinators to embed employABILITY thinking into Semester 1 classes. We are doing this through our new LinkedIn Community of Practice, where you will find weekly steps to implement the Developing EmployABILITY process, teaching resources and guides, and open discussion about how to e...

Developing EmployABILITY in the UK

Developing EmployABILITY project leader Professor Dawn Bennet has recently returned from the United Kingdom, after undertaking residencies at the University of Leeds and the University of Southampton. In December and early January, University of Leeds hosted Dawn at the School of Music to build on earlier work on the University’s music curriculum. Leeds academic Dr Karen Burland, Head of the...

Featured resource: Careers panel

This week’s featured resource is ‘Careers panel: How did you get here?’. The Careers Panel resource encourages students to facilitate their own careers panel with guests from their discipline. It includes sample questions, and challenges students to add at least three of their own. Ask students to think about what they really want to know! This resource will be most useful to students and educator...

Featured resource: Plotting your preferences

This week’s featured resource is ‘Plotting your preferences’ .  This resource helps students to pinpoint strengths, identify possible future directions, and learn more about themselves.  A great activity for Semester 1. If you’re a member of the Developing Employability community, you can access ‘Plotting your preferences’ here. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so for free here to access a...

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