OPAIC staff are getting familiar with the latest research around graduate employability through a series of interactive workshops.
Senior Researcher: Learner Capability Implementation, Dr Behnam Soltani, is leading five sessions with each OPAIC team. Each session focuses on a separate theme. Those themes are cultural capital, social capital, psychological capital, identity capital, and human capital.
The sessions are based on research findings from interviews with 50 New Zealand employers around graduate employability. They cover theoretical frameworks, extracts from employer narratives, and practical implications for teaching and learning. The workshops are designed to promote employability thinking among staff and students.