I have been thinking about how to spice up my Social Media for Employability workshop for a while, trying to get the students more engaged and put the talk into more context. I delivered the session to the SIFE Leicester (Student’s in Free Enterprise) Society tonight and tried a new approach.
I started the session by asking them to consider ‘How they currently’:
- Keep up-to-date with developments in the are you want to work/start your business?
- Get commercial awareness?
- Network with employers/business partners?
- Gain an insight into recruitment/business start-up process?
- Find jobs?
- Promote yourself as a brand?
I got them to discuss this in groups and list/discribe their own methods, with the goal of getting them to design a Personalised Learning Environment of Employability.
After delivering the session I try to explain how the tools featured in the session fit into their PLE. Here is the diagram I came up with.
It is based upon a tube map or Problem Based Lines and Solution Stations. This is a similar exercise to that Zara Hooley and I plan to run in our School of Management workshop next summer. I need to consider a way of giving the students more direction of what we expect from them, without revealing the solution.