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USQ Salon - Utilising student perspectives to enhance employability and incentivise achievement

13 NOV 2019
11.00 AM - 12.00 PM
Toowoomba Studio Y103 and Zoom

Dr Trina Jorre de St Jorre, Senior Lecturer, Student Achievement at Deakin University

Dr Trina Jorre de St Jorre is Senior Lecturer, Student Achievement at Deakin University, where her research and practice is focused on the development and implementation of strategies that enhance student achievement and graduate capabilities, and incorporating the student voice into curriculum development. She has contributed to two Australian Education & Training strategic priority projects, including co-leading the ‘Successful Work-integrated Learning in Science’ project, a national project that sought to expand opportunities for science students to engage in learning linked to the workplace and informed by industry partnerships.

Graduate employability has been a priority in the Australian higher education sector for decades. Universities have responded to the expansion of higher education and restructuring of the labour market by redesigning curriculum to better develop graduate capabilities. However, even where universities have invested substantially in redesign of the curriculum to embed transferable skills and pedagogies that contribute to employability, students are often unaware of the purpose of curriculum, the careers that they might pursue, and the skills, experience and achievements that are valued by employers. 
This presentation will draw on student focussed research to examine strengths and gaps in current practice related to employability and highlight ways in which curriculum can be designed to deepen learning and ensure that all students engage with learning important to careers.

Date: 13 November

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Toowoomba Studio Y103 and Zoom

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For more information: USQ Salon Series Website