Graduate Employment Skills
Stimulating students to think about development and career decisions and the practical and transferable, graduate level abilities over and above any specific discipline content can bring more meaning to their learning and make them attractive for employers.This session will engage graduate students, academics and employers to share their perspectives, needs and expectations to maximise students thinking about their skills and reflect on the relevance of these for their future careers.The discussions in this session will be related to the research activities in the European ERASMUS+ project GES App.The main presenters will include Liz Boyle and Graham Scott from University of Western Scotland, UK.
With your conference ticket you can attend and participate in all conference sessions. Please note though, that the number of seats for Learning Cafés and for Knowledge Exchanges are limited to allow for maximum interaction and dialogue.
School of Education and Social Sciences, University of Western Scotland, UK
Dr. Elizabeth Boyle is a reader in Psychology at the University of the West of Scotland with wide ranging interests in varied aspects of psychology including cognition, skills, attitudes, self, identity, motives and emotions.
Recently her research has focused on psychological aspects of technology and e-learning, looking especially at engagement and learning in digital games and individual difference characteristics of social media users. She has published journal and conference papers, edited books and book chapters in these areas.
Over the past 8 years she has been Principal Investigator on 3 European projects that have involved the design, development and evaluation of serious games (RU EU?, @email and CHERMUG). These projects are all at the cutting edge of technology, looking at how the features of games that engage players can be used to support learning. The most recent game, the RUEU? game, aims to support international students in understanding European identity.