The paper addresses one aspect of the`New Realities' of higher education: theemployer-higher education interface. It explores thedevelopment of the `employability' agenda in highereducation, examines the nature and implication oforganisational change for graduates and assesses whatattributes graduates will need in the next decade.Flexible organisations need flexible, and increasinglyempowered employees; that in turn calls fortransformative and empowering learning. The way thathigher education might address this, particularly inthe context of lifelong learning, is explored.
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Harvey, L. New Realities: The Relationship between Higher Education and Employment. Tertiary Education and Management 6, 3–17 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1009685205201
- High Education
- Education Research
- Lifelong Learning
- Education Interface