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Employability skills in studio schools: investigating the use of the CREATE Framework

Explores how Studio Schools, which focus on project-based learning and real work experience, engage with, and implement, an employability skills framework, including how it is used to shape the curriculum and activities, and to facilitate partnerships with employers. Finds that challenges relating to accountability, marketisation, funding and the agendas of Multi Academy Trusts have led to the gradual erosion of distinctive aspects of Studio Schools, but that the focus on employability skills is an effective recruitment tool. Suggests that good practice relates to strong leadership; the involvement of multiple stakeholders; dedicated and consistent training for all staff; and embedding employability frameworks into the culture of the school. Includes case studies.


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Robson, James; Randhawa, Ashmita; Keep, Ewart
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