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Exploring learning and fit in the transition from higher education to the labour market: A systematic review
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Abstract
The transition from higher education to the labour market is an important period for youngsters, characterised by extensive changes which act as triggers for learning. Furthermore, students' educational background and the (in)congruence with their work context is important. Accordingly, the aim of this systematic review is to explore the role of learning and fit in the transition process. Results indicate that most emphasis is put on theoretical knowledge, communication, problem-solving, and learning skills. Although the perception on what has to be learned differs for employers, educators, and graduates, each group valued generic competences most. Results show that transfer can be experienced in three ways and the need for learning at work is stressed. Concerning fit, four types of fit are distinguished: vertical, horizontal, competence, and person-environment fit. Several personal background characteristics are shown to influence fit and findings indicate that fit has an influence on career progress and personal resources. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Educational research review. - Amsterdam
Publication
Oxford : Elsevier sci ltd, 2017
ISSN
1747-938X
Volume/pages
21(2017), p. 67-84
ISI
000404699300005
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 02.08.2018
Last edited 03.08.2021
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