In this webinar we will welcome guest presenters Professor Derek Raine and Dr Sarah Gretton from the Natural Sciences team at the University of Leicester, the winners of the 2017 Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE).
Employability in HE has come to be interpreted as preparation for life, not just a job, and is playing an increasing role in the evaluation of teaching within the formal and informal curriculum. To embed employability within a degree programme means that life-skills are contextualised, authentic and developed within the discipline over the whole course of the degree.
The webinar will be a guide to embedding "employability" in the curriculum based on research commissioned by the former HEA and the hands-on experience of the Natural Sciences CATE team at Leicester. It is designed to support those involved in designing and delivering undergraduate teaching: module convenors, programme directors, educational developers and those working career support. Participants will learn about the different ways of embedding life skills in the formal and informal curriculum with illustrative examples and with a focus on authentic assessment.
The webinar will use the concept of a fictitious department attempting to enhance its graduate employability. The issues the department faces will be discussed and possible solutions presented.