Developing career management skills within a flipped course in Managerial Communication

Bruce Alexander Johnstone

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This paper reports on research in progress to evaluate the effectiveness of strategies for developing career management skills (the processes involved in obtaining and maintaining work) in undergraduate university business students in Melbourne, Australia. These strategies are incorporated into a course in Managerial Communication - taught using blended-learning and a flipped-classroom approach. The course’s active learning workshops provide opportunities to rehearse the process of undertaking a job search, creating application documents and being interviewed. Students are also prepared for modern recruiting processes by going through an online video interview simulation and preparing an online Linkedin profile. Finally, the design of the workshops and the terminology and approach to project-based learning prepares students for workplaces that employ Agile methodology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 4th International Conference on Higher Education Advances
EditorsJosep Domenech, Paloma Merello, Elena de la Poza, Desamparados Blazquez
Place of PublicationValencia Spain
PublisherEditorial Universitat Politècnica de València
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print) 9788490486900
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInternational Conference on Higher Education Advances 2018 - Universitat Politècnica de València, València, Spain
Duration: 20 Jun 201822 Jun 2018
Conference number: 4th


ConferenceInternational Conference on Higher Education Advances 2018
Abbreviated titleHEAd'18
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  • career skills
  • career management
  • employability
  • resumes
  • video interviews
  • Linkedin profiles
  • Agile workplaces

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