Educating Australian leisure graduates: Contexts for developing generic skills

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Title Educating Australian leisure graduates: Contexts for developing generic skills
Author Bell, Barry James; Crebert, Gay; Patrick, Carol-Joy; Bates, Merrelyn Joy; Cragnolini, Vanda
Journal Name Annals of Leisure Research
Editor A.J. Veal
Year Published 2003
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australia and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies
Abstract Leisure studies graduates seek employment in a highly competitive marketplace. In addition to their degree qualification, graduates need a core of generic skills and attributes that are sought by employers in particular industry sectors. As part of a larger study, graduates from Griffith University’s leisure management degree were surveyed to explore their perceptions of how their generic skills had been developed in three different learning contexts: at university, through work placements, and in immediate post-graduation employment. It is concluded that all three contexts play an important and often complementary role in providing leisure management graduates with a package of skills that enable them to contribute effectively to the workplace and develop their careers. The study findings suggest that particular skills may be best developed in particular contexts and give strong support for work placements in preparing graduates for employment.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI
Volume 6
Issue Number 1
Page from 1
Page to 20
ISSN 1174-5398
Date Accessioned 2004-02-20
Date Available 2015-02-06T01:34:59Z
Language en_US
Faculty Griffith Institute for Higher Education
Subject PRE2009-Recreation and Leisure Studies
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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