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Advancement of built environment higher education through lifelong learning

Amaratunga, RDG, Pathirage, CP, Keraminiyage, KP and Thayaparan, M 2010, Advancement of built environment higher education through lifelong learning , in: International research conference on sustainability in built environment, 18th - 19th June 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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The mismatch between graduate skills and labour market requirements has been identified as one of the main factors behind graduate unemployment and employer dissatisfaction, particularly in the Built Environment sector, as reported by EU labour force survey 2008. This paper presents the initial conceptual ideas of a research project titled Built Environment Lifelong Learning Challenging University Responses to Vocational Education. This research projects aims to modernise the Higher Education Institutions to be more responsive to construction labour market skills needs. To achieve this aim, lifelong learning concept will be incorporated within the Higher Education system where focus will be given on Built Environment programmes. The overall research methodology and the research techniques adopted are outlined in this paper. It also shares an initial literature review in the area of skills and employability and discusses the role of HEIs in lifelong learning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Built Environment, Higher Education reform, Labour market skills, Lifelong Learning
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TH Building construction
Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments (UPRISE)
Publisher: Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: CI Malalgoda
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2010 11:35
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:57

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