Simulating the global workplace for graduate employability

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Higher education institutions increasingly recognise the need to develop both disciplinary knowledge and soft skills to foster the employability of their graduates. For students in International Studies programmes, the workplace opportunities to develop soft skills relevant to their intended professions are scarce, costly and unavailable to many. This paper argues that universities can harness the power of ICTs in ways that students find engaging and offer opportunities to gain professional experience that prepares them for an international workplace. We describe a new work-integrated...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Higher education; Employment; Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Graduates; Employability; Skill development; Skill needs; Generic skills; Work based learning; Simulation

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2017

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Journal volume: 36

Journal number: 7

Journal date: December 2017

Pages: pp. 1476-1489

ISSN: 0729-4360, 1469-8366 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 130.325

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