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dc.contributor.authorHigdon, Rachel Deltaen
dc.contributor.authorStevens, Jayneen
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-22T09:43:09Z
dc.date.available2017-09-22T09:43:09Z
dc.date.issued2017-09-06
dc.identifier.citationHigdon, R and Stevens, J. (2017) Redefining employability: Student voices mapping their dance journeys and futures. Research into Dance Educationen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/14527
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores dance students’ understanding of employability and their views about their dance futures in order to inform higher education curricula and workforce development. The investigation focuses on the student experience on a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree course in Dance at an English university. First and final year undergraduate voices were sought, transcribed and analysed using grounded theory methodology. A key theme, explicit in the student data was that of journeying. Students referred to metaphors that related to journeys, travel, routes, roads and paths. The undergraduate students interviewed conceived of employability in dance as a journey from the beginning of the dance experience towards gaining and sustaining employment. The beginning stage of the journey was getting to university and in the liminal space of the first year, students focused solely on their dance experiences. By the final year, the students perceive their dance futures as diverse journeys of continuous development. The onward journey out of university for final year students is fuelled by a passion for dance, self-reliance and continuous learning. The student voice revealed a determination to forge a future in dance whilst recognising the obstacles; financial, emotional and physical that lay in their way.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.subjectHigher Educationen
dc.subjectemployabilityen
dc.subjectdanceen
dc.subjectcultural and creative industriesen
dc.subjectundergraduatesen
dc.titleRedefining employability: Student voices mapping their dance journeys and futures.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/14647893.2017.1370451
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderN/Aen
dc.projectidN/Aen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NC-NDen
dc.date.acceptance2017-08-16en
dc.researchinstituteInstitute for Research in Criminology, Community, Education and Social Justiceen


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