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Embedding employability and enterprise skills in sport degrees through a focused work - based project; a student and employer viewpoint

Dinning, TM (2017) Embedding employability and enterprise skills in sport degrees through a focused work - based project; a student and employer viewpoint. Cogent Education, 4 (1). ISSN 2331-186X

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Abstract

With graduate employability being high on many universities’ agendas, it becomes vital that a curriculum delivers not only subject knowledge but also the opportunity for students to develop and enhance industry-specific skills. This paper is concerned with how a work-based project can support skill development and considers the views of students and employers as to the application of these skills in the context of a sports undergraduate programme in a UK university. Using a mixed-method approach to data collection, 30 students and 5 project hosts took part in the study. The research findings reported a mismatch between the students’ and hosts’ viewpoints on whether skills were developed as a result of the project. Students appeared to have a lack of understanding how to apply the skills in the context of a sports organisation and were viewed by the employers as having an inflated opinion of their ability.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Embedding employability and enterprise skills in sport degrees through a focused work based project; a student and employer viewpoint, Track Dinning, Cogent Education (2017), 4: 1387085.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV561 Sports
Divisions: School of Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition
Publisher: Cogent OA
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2017 09:54
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2017 09:54
DOI or Identification number: 10.1080/2331186X.2017.1387085
Editors: Ünlü, H
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7624

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