Career Development Learning for Higher Education Students

A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2024 | Viewed by 529

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
STEM College, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
Interests: employability skills; blended learning; academic capability development; teaching quality; education leadership

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Guest Editor
Associate Professor, STEM College, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
Interests: employability skills; work- integrated learning

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The dynamic landscape of employment is undergoing significant transformations driven by technological advancements and the rise of artificial intelligence. These changes not only result in the creation of new job roles but also pave the way for career paths that do not currently exist. In light of this evolving nature of work, it has become increasingly imperative to prioritize career development learning, the cultivation of students' employability skills, and their readiness for the future of work. This Special Issue delves into these crucial areas, with the aim of elucidating the challenges and opportunities they bring forth.

The significance of career development learning cannot be overstated. In an era where technological advancements, automation, and shifting market demands are reshaping industries, it is essential to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the workplace. To achieve this, a comprehensive and multidimensional approach is indispensable, and should be one that combines rigorous academic education with practical hands-on experiences, industry collaborations, and opportunities for continuous learning and skills development. By nurturing students' employability skills, we enable them to adapt, innovate, and succeed in an ever-changing job market.

Building on this context, our Special Issue aims to explore the various dimensions of career development learning and its implications for students' future career prospects. We seek to uncover innovative practices, research findings, and strategies that foster the development of employability skills and enhance students' readiness for the dynamic workplace of tomorrow. This Special Issue provides an opportunity to delve deeper into the intersection of career development learning and the future of work.

The types of publications that are eligible for acceptance into this Special Issue include:

  1. Empirical research findings;
  2. Review articles;
  3. Commentaries;
  4. Case studies.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Innovative pedagogies for career development learning;
  • Approaches to develop employability skills;
  • Career development in the age of automation/ artificial intelligence;
  • The role of industry–academic partnerships in preparing students for the future of work;
  • Career counselling and guidance in a changing employment landscape;
  • Work-integrated learning and internships as pathways to employability;
  • The impact of globalization and digitalization on career pathways;
  • Diversity, inclusion, and equity in career development programs.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Angela Carbone
Dr. Sophia Xenos
Guest Editors

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  • career development learning
  • employability skills
  • future of work
  • work-integrated learning
  • industry–academic partnerships

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