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Reading List

A reading pack will be provided to you on the residential and these readings are in bold below.

The way that the books and articles are set out here reflects the way that you should reference them (and other material) in your assignments.

Curtis, S. & Williams, J. (2002) ‘The Reluctant Workforce: undergraduates part-time employment.’ Education and Training, 44 (1): 5-10

Inkson, K. (2007) Understanding Careers: the metaphors of working lives. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Fanthorne, C. (2004). Work Placements- A Survival Guide for Students. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Frigerio, G (2011) Widening Participation, Employability and Work-Related Learning – What Works, Paper presented at ASET conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, September 2011

Frigerio, G., Mendez, R. and McCash, P. (2012). Re-designing Work-related Learning: a management studies placement module. Coventry: University of Warwick

Gracia, Louise. (2009)Employability and higher education: contextualising female students' workplace experiences to enhance understanding of employability development. Journal of Education and Work, 22 (4): 301-318. Available here

Hall, M., Higson, H., & Bullivant, N. (2009). The role of the undergraduate work placement in developing employment competences: Results from a 5 year study of employers. Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK. Available here

Jensen, K (2009) Why Work Experience Matters: Real prospects: 2009 graduates' experiences of placements, internships and work experience, Manchester: HECSU

Kolb, D. (1984) Experiential learning: experience as the source of learning and development, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. Extract in reading pack

Krumboltz, J.D. (1996) A learning theory of career counseling, in M.L. Savickas & W.B. Walsh (Eds.), Handbook of career counseling theory and practice, Palo Alto, CA: Consulting Psychologists Press.

Little B & ESECT Colleagues (2006) Employability and work-based learning, York: Higher Education Academy

Little, B. & Harvey, L. (2006) Learning through work placements and beyond, Manchester: HECSU

McCulloch, A (2013) Learning from Futuretrack: the impact of work experiences on HE student outcomes (BIS research paper number 28). London: Department for Business Innovation and Skills

Mellors-Bourne, R., & Day, E. (2011). Evaluation of the graduate talent pool internships scheme (BIS research paper number 28). London: Department for Business Innovation and Skills

Moreland, N. (2005) Work-related learning in higher education, York: Higher Education Academy

Murakami, K., Murray, L., Sims, D. and Chedzey, K.. (2009), 'Learning on Work Placement: The Narrative Development of Competence', Journal of Adult Development, 16 (1): 13-24

NASES/NUS (2013) Students Working While Studying London: NUS

Pegg, A; Waldock, J; Hendy-Isaac, S. & Lawton, R (2012) Pedagogy for employability, York: Higher Education Academy

Purcell, K. and Elias, P., (2010) The impact of paid and unpaid work and of student debt on experience of higher education. Manchester: HECSU

Simon, R.I, Dippo, D., and Schenke, A. (1991) Learning work: a critical pedagogy of work education, New York, NY: Bergin and Garvey

Tomlinson, M. (2007) Graduate Employability and Student Attitudes and Orientations to the Labour Market Journal of Education and Work 20 (4): 285-304

Watts, A.G. and Butcher, V. (2008). Break-out or Break-up? Implications of institutional employability strategies for the role and structure of university careers services. Manchester:HECSU

Wilson, T. (2012) A review of business-university collaboration, London: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Wilton, N (2011) The Shifting Sands of Employability, CESR Review, Bristol: University of the West of England

Yorke, M. (2006) Employability in higher education: what it is – what it is not. York: The Higher Education Academy

Yorke, M & Knight, P (2006) Embedding employability into the curriculum York: The Higher Education Academy