Mapping graduate employability and career development in higher education research

4th May 2021 : 14:00 - 15:00

Category: Webinar

Speaker: Michael Healy, University of Southern Queensland

Location: Zoom webinar, registration required

Audience: Public

Scholars in two fields of research, higher education and career development, have studied the characteristics and conditions that promote or constrain graduates’ career success. However, they have exchanged little theoretical or practical knowledge between them, despite their common interest in how students achieve positive career and employment outcomes.

This presentation illustrates these parallel research agendas with visualisations of direct citation networks among graduate employability and career development research. Michael will describe the disciplinary landscapes that the citation networks reveal, identify themes within both fields of research, and identify areas in which some exchange is beginning to happen.

This presentation will conclude with an argument that purposeful exchange between the two fields will enrich both, informing an evidence-based, integrative pedagogy of careers and employability learning in higher education.

This webinar is part of the free public seminar programme hosted by the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE).