Open Classrooms is a podcast series produced by the Academic Development Group in Science, Engineering and Health. Each podcast features interviews and stories from our staff who have opened up their classroom doors and shared their practices, innovations and ideas.
In this episode, Natasha Taylor talks to Nic Connelly about the creative ways in which she embeds careers information, employability skills and industry engagement into the first year curriculum.
If you are interested in enhancing your approach to employabililty in the curriculum, here are some resources to get you started:
- From the SISTER archives, everything you need to know about getting started with Flipgrid.
- Two examples of how Twitter can be used to engage students in a learning community:
- Artess, J., Hooley, T. and Mellors-Bourne, R. (2017) Employability: A Review of the Literature 2012-2016, Higher Education Academy Report: York, UK.
Did you know…..?
Megan Chudleigh is leading a project to develop a suite of discipline specific industry sites.
The sites are designed and built by graduate students and current students within the discipline areas are producing content through the addition of a weekly news blogs and daily tweeting. These sites present a very real opportunity to add a student voice to program content and resources and to bring current and contemporary targeted industry information into programs .
Here is the Aviation site – but there are many more online/in development:
Flight, Aviation and Aerospace
There is a huge potential to use these resources in your face-to-face and online teaching. Contact Megan if you’d like more information – it is an amazing resource!