A multi-dimensional approach to embedding professional skills into modern degree courses

Weerawardane, Dinusha and Byrne, Paul (2022) A multi-dimensional approach to embedding professional skills into modern degree courses. New Vistas, 8 (1). pp. 8-13. ISSN 2056-967X

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This article focuses on understanding professionalism and the need to teach students about it, and includes a case study from the Claude Littner Business School (CLBS) at the University of West London. Teaching professional skills to students is of paramount importance as it has a direct impact on their career success. However, embedding it within curricula and making it part of the students’ mindset is not so straightforward, as the concept of professionalism may often be affected by public perception. CLBS has employed a variety of pedagogical models and business approaches in doing this, such as horizontal and vertical integration through a spiral curriculum, experiential and reflective learning techniques, and has established HR practices such as onboarding and appraisal meetings, resulting in high submission rates and positive student feedback.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.36828/newvistas.194
Keywords: Employability, professional skills, spiral curriculum, professionalism in business, business education
Subjects: Education > Higher education
Business and finance
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Depositing User: Dinusha Weerawardane
Date Deposited: 27 May 2022 15:27
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:10
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/9115


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