The Contextualisation of Employability in Institutions of Higher Education
Several reasons account for the need to reconceptualise employability in higher institutions . The first is the crunch of unemployment which intersects with and could be partly responsible for the diminutive understanding of employability. The second is the weak, antiquated application of employability in higher education in stitutions which negatively affects graduates and their learning outcomes. Understanding employability requires a r ecogni tion of three subsets that would help in overcoming the limits of what it is to be a graduate in a highly evolving society. The subset s of employability are: . The student and the privileging of how knowledge is acquired and applied. 2. The institution and its potential for brokerage with social capital networks as well as quality assurance that especially prioritisi zes the scholarship a nd pedagogy of teaching and learning that will enable students make informed choices. 3. The Context comprising the mitigation of the complexity posed by political, economic and social factors that threaten the intended outcomes of graduates// Paper ID 275
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