Authentic Assessment in the Curriculum: Employability & Contemporary Issues within Higher Education Business Schools

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Abstract

Employability is a key component within the curriculum of UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) with the recently introduced Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) reforms focusing on employability as well as government benchmarking with an emphasis on graduate salary outcomes and value for money. This can potentially have major implications for university business schools as they will face competitive challenges from peer universities and by employers recruiting school and college leavers. Greater use of authentic assessment using reports, business plans, etc. could address the issue. This study will conduct a literature review of authentic assessment in the context of a millennial workforce and employers that are moving away from degree classification as their primary graduate recruitment filtering criterion.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAustralia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Proceedings, Cairns, Australia, 2019
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2019

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