Journal article

Do economics academics recognise employability skills and incorporate them into their courses?

Valeria S Cotronei-Baird

Australasian Journal of Economics Education | The University of Queensland, School of Economics | Published : 2020

Abstract

Although previous studies have investigated economics curriculum reform to ensure economics graduates ‘think like economists’, it is unclear to what extent and how university economics teachers (academics) respond to the expectation that employability skills development is included in teaching and assessment practice. This paper reports the findings of an exploratory pilot study that investigated economics academics’ views and experience of employability skills integration. Drawing on interview data, content analysis of curriculum documents and observations of teaching and assessment practice, the findings indicate that while a common understanding and opinion ..

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