Employability via Higher Education: Sustainability as Scholarship

  • Alice Diver

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Definitions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alice Diver
      Pages 3-23
    3. Peter Gossman, Stephen Powell
      Pages 37-51
    4. Lorraine Dacre Pool, Dawne Gurbutt, Kath Houston
      Pages 83-97
    5. Vicki Louise O’Brien, Francesca Dominique Walker-Martin
      Pages 113-125
    6. Dalton Tria Cusciano, Mauro Maia Laruccia, Luis Fernando Salles Moraes
      Pages 127-134
    7. Jacinta Ryan, Sandra Jones, Peter Hayes, Michelle Turner
      Pages 135-154
  3. Designs and Difficulties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Robyn Davidson, Catherine Snelling, Sophie Karanicolas, Tania Crotti, Braden Phillips
      Pages 255-274
  4. Disciplines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. David M. Brown, Ian Charity, Andrew Robson
      Pages 389-413
    3. Alice Diver, Gerard Diver
      Pages 541-564

About this book


This book discusses the topic of graduate employability from the premise that in this era of ‘massification,’ economic austerity, and political uncertainties, higher education (HE) no longer guarantees a clear ‘work place advantage.’ Divided into three sections, the book offers theoretical and philosophical discourses on the ‘HE quandary,’ whilst taking into account – and critiquing - political, temporal, and national contexts. It culminates in an investigation into specific discipline areas. It offers insights into the way that institutions, decision-makers, academics, and professional support staff can work together towards ensuring that our graduates are able to cope with the varied demands and challenges of modern job markets. It harnesses arguments and reflections on the breadth and depth of the functions of HE, such as social transformation, promoting principles of social justice, and providing opportunities. It grounds these in a triadic model for enhancing student engagement and holistic learning, namely, the emotional, cognitive, and behavioural aspects. As an anthology, it is forward-gazing in terms of the sustainability debate, whilst still offering evidence-based, research-grounded, practical suggestions to readers looking for tips and tools of the trade.


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Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of LawLiverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-26341-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-26342-3
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