Developing innovation and employability skills in STEM WIL students

Giselle Rampersad, Vlatka Zivotic-Kukolj

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Innovation represents the lifeblood of modern economies. The National Innovation Agenda calls for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators to develop innovative graduates. This study develops and validates a robust tool to quantitatively measure innovation and employability skills before and after a work integrated learning (WIL) placement. As it measures transferable skills, it can be used in not only STEM disciplines but also in other disciplines across any university. This enhances student career literacy, WIL program development and industry engagement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAustralian Collaborative Education Network 2018 National Conference Proceedings
EditorsJudith Smith, Karen Robinson, Matthew Campbell
PublisherAustralian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) Limited.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9805706-4-9
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventAustralian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) 2018 Conference - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 3 Oct 20185 Oct 2018


ConferenceAustralian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) 2018 Conference


  • innovation
  • employability
  • STEM
  • work integrated learning


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