Pre-Conference Workshop Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia 2015

Workshop 1 - "Developing responsive, adaptable, employable graduates: A workshop on enabling change" (#1)

Dawn Bennett 1 , Sarah Richardson 2
  1. Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia
  2. Australian Council for Educational Research, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Employability is a hot topic, but that doesn’t make it any easier to it within higher education; educating students to be responsive and adaptable professionals requires change both within higher education (teaching) and among students themselves (learning), to make adaptability, innovation and resilience part of graduates’ skills sets and attributes.
This unique and engaging workshop brings together six of the foremost innovators in higher education employability. Participants will (re)define employability, rethink graduate statistics, begin to evidence graduate capabilities, and gather tools and resources to help students prepare for uncertain and complex futures. The workshop is structured into six 20-minute sessions with a break mid-way through and ample space for discussion. It is highly relevant for everyone involved in higher education.

Location: Room 101 - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre