Motivating academic engagement with employability skills

Canada/Vancouver 3.00pm | Wed 30 January 2019
Australia/Sydney 10.00am | Thu 31 January 2019
UK/London 11.00pm | Wed 30 January 2019
(Convert the time zone here)

Sharla Reid – College Director and Principal – Fraser International College
Heather Williams – Language and Culture Curriculum Coordinator – Simon Fraser University

Following a needs and impact assessment at Simon Fraser University, a curriculum focused on developing job search skills for EAL (English as an Additional Language) learners emerged. This curriculum has now been trialed with new international students in a pilot program at Fraser International College.

The findings of the impact assessment showed that the curriculum has not only resulted in students having a better understanding of how to prepare for the job market post-graduation, but there has also been a positive impact on these students’ motivation for academic study.

In this session, Sharla Reid and Heather Williams will discuss and share results from a pilot program. This program highlights the collaborative efforts between FIC and partner institution, Simon Fraser University to find new ways to adapt curriculum for new purposes while increasing student retention and engagement.