A reflection on the opportunities and challenges associated with teaching the sociology of employability.

Craig Martin Morris

Abstract


This discussion piece addresses the opportunities and challenges that producing and delivering an employability-related course poses, when that course is taught on a programme situated within a critical discipline (sociology). It addresses the conflict between neoliberal discourses on employability and critical responses to this within sociological approaches to the issue. It does this by using a Bourdieusian (1979; 1986; 1990) framework. I conclude the paper by reflecting upon how these two, seemingly intractable, positions can both be drawn upon by students and the institution.


Keywords


Employability; Neo-Liberalism; Higher Education; Teaching

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21100/compass.v7i11.216

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