The Four Es of Employability

This framework captures the archetypal dimensions of teaching for transformational change and the development of transferable capabilities.  

Quick summary

Developing employability capabilities of students requires transformational practices that move beyond teaching students to ‘know more’ to helping students to ‘become more’. The 4Es of Employability framework aims to develop understanding of transformational teaching practices that others can replicate. 

Enthuse

Enthuse your learners.


Students will learn if they are motivated by the prospect of a course, find learning relevant, and feel they will be successful.

Explore

Have your learners explore new ideas.


Students are more likely to learn if they are given opportunities to thoroughly explore new ideas in terms of their current undertaking.

Extend

Challenge learners’ thinking.


Students will develop a deep understanding and be better prepared for transfer if they have opportunities to test, apply and use and challenge new ideas in multiple authentic, relevant and meaningful contexts

Exhibit

Ask students to show the world what they can do.


Students will gain most from assessment that involve building authentic artifacts in realistic conditions.

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