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Understanding enterprise learning and employability development through student reflective AGILE narratives

Understanding enterprise learning and employability development through student reflective AGILE narratives
Understanding enterprise learning and employability development through student reflective AGILE narratives
Key words Employability, Enterprise Education, Learning, Agile, Reflection, Narrative, Mindset Abstract This paper contributes mixed method primary data and analysis, in order to debate the relevance of current measures of employability and entrepreneurial (E&E) outcomes of a course of Higher Education (HE) study. Given current metrics are often reliant upon statistics at predominately general, cohort level, taken at a one-off cross-section point (e.g. DLHE); are they fit for evaluating the longer term E&E gains from a University experience? HE stakeholders continue to discuss whether attempting to perform against exit performance metrics, engenders positive or negative responses. Educators and employers increasingly argue that E&E outcomes should not focus heavily on hard skills, but a broader range of behavioural, attitudinal and mindset changes, claiming these provide more sophisticated bases for exploring the longitudinal value of the HE experience for graduates. Importantly, this paper asks is there value in individual students contributing contextualised insight, in the form of their own E&E development narrative? Qualitative and quantitative data gathered from approximately 300 Undergraduate students using the AGILE self-reflection tool have been evaluated to expose student-friendly terms which could enhance related teaching; identify correlations between student demographics and E&E development; and confirm the validity of the AGILE construct as a reflective learning tool. The aim is to further discussion relevant to all HE stakeholders, regarding E&E development and outcome measures and recommend ways for curriculum developers to embed AGILE learning.
Clinkard, Karen
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Clinkard, Karen
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Clinkard, Karen (2019) Understanding enterprise learning and employability development through student reflective AGILE narratives. University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Business School PostGraduate Research Symposium, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Business School, United Kingdom. 17 Jun 2019. 0 pp . (In Press)

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Key words Employability, Enterprise Education, Learning, Agile, Reflection, Narrative, Mindset Abstract This paper contributes mixed method primary data and analysis, in order to debate the relevance of current measures of employability and entrepreneurial (E&E) outcomes of a course of Higher Education (HE) study. Given current metrics are often reliant upon statistics at predominately general, cohort level, taken at a one-off cross-section point (e.g. DLHE); are they fit for evaluating the longer term E&E gains from a University experience? HE stakeholders continue to discuss whether attempting to perform against exit performance metrics, engenders positive or negative responses. Educators and employers increasingly argue that E&E outcomes should not focus heavily on hard skills, but a broader range of behavioural, attitudinal and mindset changes, claiming these provide more sophisticated bases for exploring the longitudinal value of the HE experience for graduates. Importantly, this paper asks is there value in individual students contributing contextualised insight, in the form of their own E&E development narrative? Qualitative and quantitative data gathered from approximately 300 Undergraduate students using the AGILE self-reflection tool have been evaluated to expose student-friendly terms which could enhance related teaching; identify correlations between student demographics and E&E development; and confirm the validity of the AGILE construct as a reflective learning tool. The aim is to further discussion relevant to all HE stakeholders, regarding E&E development and outcome measures and recommend ways for curriculum developers to embed AGILE learning.

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Accepted/In Press date: 17 June 2019
Venue - Dates: University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Business School PostGraduate Research Symposium, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Business School, United Kingdom, 2019-06-17 - 2019-06-17

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