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dc.contributor.authorRutt, Len
dc.contributor.authorGray, Cen
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Ren
dc.contributor.authorSwain, Jen
dc.contributor.authorHulme, Sen
dc.contributor.authorPomeroy, Ren
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-09T09:42:54Z
dc.date.available2016-02-09T09:42:54Z
dc.date.issued2013-09-01en
dc.identifier.issn1359-6748en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/4296
dc.description.abstract

Expectations for higher education providers to produce graduates ready for the workplace have shaped provision, with the introduction of the Foundation Degree, and expectations of an employability component within higher education programmes. This paper reports on an intervention for three groups of foundation degree students, which introduces them to ideas of skills for employability. An initial evaluation was followed up two months later exploring the longer-term impact and connections within students' programmes of study and data were captured from employers and tutors supporting this intervention. In agreement with similar studies, benefits for students were identified. However, this research reinforces the challenging nature of the employability agenda, particularly within the context of Foundation Degrees and their dual vocational-academic remit. This paper suggests there is a case to be made for a social constructivist approach within programmes and institutions for promoting awareness and consistency in developing student employability skills. © 2013 © 2013 Further Education Research Association.

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dc.titleA social constructivist approach to introducing skills for employment to Foundation Degree studentsen
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.issue3en
plymouth.volume18en
plymouth.publication-statusPublisheden
plymouth.journalResearch in Post-Compulsory Educationen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13596748.2013.819268en
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