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- Preparing for life after graduation: learning for the unknown future
- Bowden, John; Green, Pam
- As a mature-aged student, you bring a range of experiences to your university study. This chapter is about how you can take advantage of that past experience during your time as a student and, at the same time, adopt a futures perspective. From day one you should be planning each activity as a step towards the future and asking yourself a series of important questions: Why am I doing this particular course---is it the right one? What kind of career do I have in mind? How sure am I about the kind of work I want to do---surely I will be changing jobs from time to time throughout the coming years? Are these the best subjects in which to enrol? Is this the best way to study? How can I study in a way that leaves the maximum number of doors open? How can my activities at university best be managed to maximise future advantage after graduation? In this chapter, we provide opportunities for you to address those questions yourself by exploring the dilemma highlighted in Bowden and Marton (2003) that learning at university is a preparation for future activities that cannot be prescribed in advance and that require graduates to deal with situations never before encountered.
- Publication type
- Book chapter
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Swinburne Research
- Stepping stones: a guide for mature-aged students at university / Jill Scevak and Robert Cantwell (eds.)
- Publication year
- Adult college students; Adult university students; Australia; Career planning; College students; Colleges; Future; Graduation; Mature-age students; Mature-aged students; Study tips; Universities
- ACER Press
- 9780864314147, 0864314140
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2007 Jill Scevak and Robert Cantwell.
- Peer reviewed