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Employability and quality of life

The employability narrative for higher education is over powering. While I certainly agree that work is important, I think the framework of “getting a job” is too limiting for the role that higher education (can and should) play in society. I had the privilege recently to deliver a talk to a group of folks at HERDSA in Australia on this topic. My argument: employability is important, but quality of life is more critical as a long term focus. Slides are below.

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  1. Great presentation, like here in kenya we have issues of unemployment- but you programming competencies- you will get a job- employment of non skilled person is increasingly becoming a mirage

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