Lifelong Learning Book Series

Graduate Attributes, Learning and Employability

Editors: Hager, Paul, Holland, Susan (Eds.)

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In these complex and challenging times, students, teachers and employers are all interested in the development of generic abilities as these typically make the difference between good and indifferent employees, successful and unsuccessful learners. This book explains why generic capacities have become so important and argues that the process of acquiring them is both lifelong and developmental. By using case studies and theoretical analyses the authors collectively provide a comprehensive and contemporary coverage of the issues concerning generic abilities.

Traps to avoid in describing and assessing generic aspects of learning are indicated, as well as practical suggestions for improving the teaching of generic capacities in vocational and university settings. The views of students transitioning to higher education as well as recent graduates are captured. Curriculum and policy matters are discussed in depth. A framework for lifelong learning encapsulating the development of generic capacities is outlined and the relationships between learning, working and leadership are explored.

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From the reviews: “This Australian book refers to new pedagogic aspects … . This Volume 6 of the Lifelong Learning Book Series is an Australian contribution to keep scholars and professionals informed about and abreast of current developments and to advance research … . Addressing is a whole spectrum of educational specialists (of course teachers and students … as well as curriculum designers, psychologists, sociologists – even employers’ managers and recruiters) plus the marginally involved and general intelligent readers.” (Karl H. Wolf, Academici, October, 2009)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Nature And Development of Generic Attributes

    Paul Hager

    Pages 17-47

  • Generic Attributes and the First Job: Graduates’ Perceptions and Experiences

    Ina Te Wiata

    Pages 221-242

  • Constructing Professionals’ Employ-Abilities: Conditions for Accomplishment

    David Beckett, Dianne Mulcahy

    Pages 243-265

  • Synthesis: A Lifelong Learning Framework for Graduate Attributes

    Susan Holland

    Pages 267-307

Buy this book

eBook $209.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-5342-9
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Hardcover $269.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-5341-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $269.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7349-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Graduate Attributes, Learning and Employability
Editors
  • Paul Hager
  • Susan Holland
Series Title
Lifelong Learning Book Series
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5342-9
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-5342-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5341-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7349-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 310
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