Increasing the employability of politics and international relations students: Adapting teaching methods to develop ‘industry-ready social scientists’
Kenyon, S. 2023. Increasing the employability of politics and international relations students: Adapting teaching methods to develop ‘industry-ready social scientists’.
This paper reports findings from primary research into how to increase the employability of Politics and International Relations students.
The future of political science and international relations as an academic discipline depends, to an extent, on our ability to recruit students. This, in turn, depends, to an extent, on our ability to demonstrate that our graduates have positive prospects for future professional employment.
One approach to increasing graduate employability is to adapt curriculum content. This paper explores the possibility that adapting our teaching methods – our pedagogy – may be an effective method to increase graduate employment.
I saw the potential to replicate this pedagogy in Politics and International Relations teaching. Across 3 cohorts, students on my module achieved a 100% first-time pass rate. But has it increased employability?
This paper presents a description of how the module was taught, before turning to assess the impact on employability, presenting a survey of former students and an evaluation of their assessment of the impact of the module on their employment.
|Keywords||Pedagogy; Widening participation; CDIO; Transport; Engineering|
|Conference||73rd PSA Annual International Conference 2023.|
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|Deposited||06 Sep 2023|
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