Crossing the divide from education to employment - do business students see group work as a useful bridge?

Lees, Rebecca and Southall, Jane (2015) Crossing the divide from education to employment - do business students see group work as a useful bridge? In: Kingston Education Research Network (KERN) FORUM 2015: Engagement and Collaboration; 19 Jun 2015, Kingston Upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study explores students’ perceptions of the connections between undergraduate group work and employment and considers if it can act as a supportive bridge between the two. Recent graduates were able to see group work as a ‘bridging tool’ as they had developed a skillset that provided stability when dealing with unfamiliar workplace situations. Current students could conceive of group work as providing ‘employability currency’ for applications and to secure an interview, but few could extrapolate this to the workplace. Implications for practice include the development of initiatives to raise the awareness and importance of both positive and negative group work and consistently highlighting its functionality as an important bridging tool.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Event Title: Kingston Education Research Network (KERN) FORUM 2015: Engagement and Collaboration
Organising Body: Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice, Kingston Education Research Network, Graduate Research School
Research Area: Education
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty of Business and Law > Kingston Business School (Accounting, Finance and Informatics) (from August 2013)
Faculty of Business and Law > Kingston Business School (Department of Management) (from August 2013)
Depositing User: Jane Southall
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2015 13:45
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2015 13:45
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/32810

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