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Innovative learning in action (ILIA) issue three: Employability, enterprise & entrepreneurship

Caruana, V 2005, Innovative learning in action (ILIA) issue three: Employability, enterprise & entrepreneurship , Education Development Unit, University of Salford, Salford, UK.

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    Abstract

    The theme of the 3rd issue of ILIA is Employability, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, reflecting the University of Salford’s Learning and Teaching Strategy and our Goal “To produce graduates with the skills, creativity, confidence and adaptability to succeed in the labour market and make a meaningful contribution to society”. The creativity, problem solving and change orientation this implies recognizes Salford’s distinctive strengths in this regard, and provides us with a conceptualization of employability which embraces enterprise and entrepreneurship, manifest in the form of selfemployment, but equally relevant to those working within organizations i.e. to intrapreneurship. The contributions to this edition provide us with examples of excellent practice demonstrating how practitioners at Salford have responded to the challenge of providing a quality learning experience for our students. Consideration of the papers and snapshots reveal how colleagues have embedded employability into teaching and learning and assessment strategies, and into frameworks of student support, in differing and innovative ways, across the institution. As this edition of ILIA goes to print work is underway to develop an Employability Policy and Strategy for the University. Designed to provide a coherent and progressive approach to Employability, Enterprise and Careers Education and Guidance, this Strategy will be able to build on the good practice evident both in this edition of ILIA and across the institution. ILIA therefore has once again provided us with a range of perspectives on a key area of curriculum design and development. It also has provided an opportunity to reflect on practice and student learning, to share experience and hopefully to identify future areas for collaboration.

    Item Type: Other
    Additional Information: Contributions: What university students think about peer assessment - developing employability skills, by Simon Cassidy and Ashley Weinberg; SONIC: developing nurses as ‘knowledge workers’ through e-learning supported PBL, by Moira McLoughlin; Enterprise and entrepreneurship: what and where are the skills? by Jane Silver and Claire MacLean; Shaping the future for primary care education and training, by Karen Holland; Reflections on the power of context: engaging authenticity and active participation in workplace mentoring, by Leigh O’Regan; Employability in the learning society: the challenge of personal development planning (PDP), by Harriet Richmond; Distance support on a short course for advanced clinical practitioners using a VLE: observations following first delivery, by Leslie Robinson and Ann Newton-Hughes; ‘Developing student employability skills’, a generic tool for curriculum innovation, by Jean Smith; Enhancing student employability through ‘enquiry-based learning’, by Aled Williams.
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Support Divisions > The Library
    Publisher: Education Development Unit, University of Salford
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    Depositing User: Institutional Repository
    Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2009 11:25
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:56
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1831

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