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Featured resource: Expert guide – Sessional staff and embedding employABILITY thinking

This week, employABILITY thinking is focusing on Sessional staff and embedding employABILITY thinking. This is an expert guide from Professor Marina Harvey. Nationally and globally the majority of teaching at universities is undertaken by sessional staff. In the Australian context, reliance on sessional staff has more than doubled over the past 20 years. This means that the teachers who carry the responsibility for engaging students in employABILITY thinking are likely to be sessional. This guide for educators provides top tips, things to avoid, a list of resources and links for further reading. EmployABILITY resources are free for all members of the Developing EmployABILITY community. To become a member, register here. To learn more about EmployABILITY thinking, join the conversation at o...

Featured resource: Create a high achieving group

This week’s employABILITY thinking feature helps students to Create a high achieving group. The resource is great for students who need to form teams or undertake group assignments. It helps them to increase their self-awareness and positions teamwork as something we all use as professionals. Creating a high achieving group is most effective if students have first created a personalised employABILITY profile as part of the 10-step Developing EmployABILITY process There is no charge for employABILITY resources and all members of the Developing EmployABILITY community have access.To become a member, register here. To learn more about EmployABILITY thinking, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

Featured resource: Career story – Being true to yourself

This week’s EmployABILITY thinking resource is titled Being true to yourself and it comes from our Career Story series. This story features an amazing Australian contemporary artist who works primarily in video and performance. His career story is a great resource for understanding how to be open to change, figuring out what you like and being true to yourself in your work. At the back of the resource, you will find more information as well as sample questions on learning from biographies and career stories. We have also developed an educator guide on how to use career stories with students. If you have other career stories to share, please let us know. Being true to yourself is most effective if students have first created a personalised employABILITY profile as part of the 10-step Develo...

Featured resource: Expert guide – Engaging students to optimise practice-based learning

This week, the employABILITY thinking focus is Engaging students to optimise practice-based learning . This is an expert guide from Professor Amanda Henderson. Optimal learning in practice situations – meaningful learning experiences and appropriate student engagement – requires collaborative governance across university, industry and student. The focus in this guide is the student. This guide for educators provides top tips, things to avoid, a list of resources and links for further reading. EmployABILITY thinking resources are free to all members of the Developing EmployABILITY community.To become a member, register here. To learn more about EmployABILITY thinking, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

Featured resource: Get to know your dream work

This week’s employABILITY thinking feature challenges students to get to know their dream work. The resource challenges students to track work opportunities over the course of a semester and develop a plan to achieve their goals. Get to know your dream work is most effective if students have first created a personalised employABILITY profile as part of the 10-step Developing EmployABILITY process There is no charge for employABILITY resources and all members of the Developing EmployABILITY community have access. To become a member, register here. To learn more about EmployABILITY thinking, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

Featured resource: Adapting to change

This week’s featured Developing EmployABILITY resource as a career story titled Adapting to change, from our Career Story series. This career story comes from a computer science graduate who completed an Honours degree in artificial intelligence. The account is a great resource for understanding uneasiness about future work. When reading the career story, students should reflect on what they have learned in their degree programs and how they might use employABILITY thinking to adapt this to new working environments. At the back of the resource, you will find more information as well as sample questions on learning from biographies and career stories. We have also developed an educator guide on how to use career stories with students. If you have other career stories to share, please let us...

Featured resource: Expert guide – Embedding digital literacy to enhance employABILITY thinking

This week’s featured resource, Embedding digital literacy to enhance employABILITY thinking, is an expert guide from Associate Professor Jo Coldwell-Neilson. Digital literacy is now considered to be a foundation skill in much the same way as reading, writing and arithmetic. As educators, however, we make assumptions regarding the levels of digital literacy skills we think our students have. This guide for educators provides top tips, things to avoid, a list of resources and links for further reading. The guide works alongside a student resource on digital literacy. All members of the Developing EmployABILITY community have access to the new resource.To become a member, registerhere. There is no charge for any of the employABILITY resources. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY ...

Featured resource: Volunteer challenge

This week’s featured resource is Volunteer challenge. This resource prompts students to think about volunteering work as experience that is highly valued by recruiters as well as an activity that can develop crucial employability strengths. There is no charge for any employABILITY resources and all members of the Developing EmployABILITY community have access. To become a member, register here. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

Featured resource: Accomplishing your goals

This week’s featured Developing EmployABILITY resource, Accomplishing your goals, is from our Career Story series. This career story features an internationally renowned novelist who pursued her passion for writing stories that people would enjoy reading. The account is a great resource to develop students’ understanding of the importance of doing what they love, and finding ways to accomplish their goals We have also developed an educator guide on how to use career stories with students. If you have other career stories to share, please let us know! Accomplishing your goals is most effective if students have first created a personalised employability profile as part of the 10-step Developing EmployABILITY process. There is no charge for any employABILITY resources and all members of the D...

Featured resource: Which you do you prefer?

This week’s featured resource is Which you do you prefer? The resource uses the names by which students are known to expose their different personas. From these, students begin to create a holistic identity and to consider this in terms of their future lives and work. The resource comes from performance studies, but it is easily adapted for other disciplines. There is no charge for any employABILITY resources and all members of the Developing EmployABILITY community have access. To become a member, register here . To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

Featured resource: The Feedback Quiz

This week’s featured resource, The Feedback Quiz, will help students figure out their attitude to feedback. Are they a feedback seeker or a feedback avoider, and what can they do to improve? The resource comes from the series of critical reflection and feedback resources and guides developed by Developing EmployABILITY lead researcher Professor Dawn Bennett and Professor Carol Evans from the University of Southampton. The Feedback Quiz is most effective if students have first created a personalised employability profile as part of the 10-step Developing EmployABILITY process. All members of the Developing EmployABILITY community have access to the new resource. To become a member, register here. There is no charge for any of the employABILITY resources. To learn more about the Developing E...

Featured resource: Capstone units facilitating the transition from university to employability

This week’s featured resource, Capstone units facilitating the transition from university to employability, is an expert guide from Professor Trevor Cullen at Edith Cowan University. The guide for educators provides top tips, things to avoid, a list of resources and links for further reading. All members of the Developing EmployABILITY community have access to the new resource. To become a member, register here. There is no charge for any of the employABILITY resources. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

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