Embedding employability in the curriculum: preparing future ready graduates

Our primary aim is to prepare graduates for their future lives and careers!

As part of an Ako Aotearoa national funded project, representatives from several tertiary institutions and the New Zealand Association of Graduate Employers have partnered to discover, trial and disseminate means of embedding employability in the curriculum.

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We will build understanding of effective curriculum based and co-curricula pedagogies for developing and evidencing employability attributes.

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We will trial and evaluate effective practices across settings.

We will build understanding of the mechanisms and assessment techniques for incorporating and recognising co-curricula, life and employment experiences within degree programmes.

 

We will build and disseminate a guiding framework and tools for lecturers, programme designers and leaders in learning and teaching.

The Four Es of Employability

The 4Es of Employability model will provide small but impactful ways to encourage deep learning of disciplinary knowledge and graduate capabilities.

Our tried and tested materials can be used and adapted to run your own workshops.

employABILITY for students

Australian Office for Learning and Teaching Senior National Teaching Fellow Dawn Bennett has developed a self-assessment tool with which students can create a personalised employABILITY profile. This forms part of a brand new Student...

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Meet the team

Susan Geertshuis

Susan Geertshuis

University of Auckland

Helena Cooper-Thomas

Helena Cooper-Thomas

Auckland University of Technology

Rob Wass

Rob Wass

University of Otago

Jennifer Curtin

Jennifer Curtin

University of Auckland

Narissa Lewis

Narissa Lewis

University of Auckland

Peta Mobberly

Peta Mobberly

University of Auckland

Gavin Brown

Gavin Brown

University of Auckland

Barbara Kensington-Miller

Barbara Kensington-Miller

University of Auckland

Now that you know who we are and what we do… how can we help you?