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Developing employability skills through interdisciplinary industry challenges

POWER, Jess (2017) Developing employability skills through interdisciplinary industry challenges. HEA Annual Conference. (Unpublished)

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This session will explore best-practice models for embedding interdisciplinary collaboration into the UG student experience. Key challenges, levers/mechanisms and institutional barriers will be discussed and debated. The Innovation and Creative Exchange Project will be presented as a blueprint for innovation in pedagogy. This project provided an exchange for industry and businesses to present challenges, and an opportunity for student to develop professional networks beyond their discipline. By drawing on specific examples of interdisciplinary student collaborative industry challenges implemented in the last 2 years at the University of Huddersfield, the value to student learning, employability and professional development is ascertained.

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Additional Information: This submission contains three main elements: firstly a book chapter (2018), containing original primary analysis gathered over a project spanning 6 years. This presents a case-study of the Innovation and Creative Exchange (ICE) which uses the concept of challenge-led learning to enable Undergraduate (UG) students to co-create knowledge and form knowledge communities/exchanges leading to the developments of skills and attributes associated with employability, enterprise and entrepreneurship. This chapter presents a blueprint for experiential learning in practice through employing interdisciplinary wicked challenge-led learning opportunities as part of the Higher Education (HE) UG experience. This research demonstrates the value and impact of learning-by-doing and learning through reflection-on-doing the key elements of experiential learning in practice. The book chapter is supported by a journal publication of the case study 92016) and recognition from the HEA in a practice based publication of sector nest practice (2014). There is a plethora of conference proceedings and publications to support dissemination of the impact from this practice-based research.
Faculty: School of Business, Leadership and Economics > Business, Management and Marketing
Depositing User: Library STORE team
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2018 12:16
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2019 15:37
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/4069

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