The Agile Graduate

Glynis Gibbs, Jacquelyn Malcolm

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter considers the transition of graphic design students as they progress from Further Education to Higher Education and the attributes that are understood to have enhanced their academic journey and employability. The graduate attributes acquired as a result of this transition are explored through interviews and a discussion of the situational relationship of the individual across space and time (Giddens 1984: 132). We examine the concept of ‘Learning Agility’ (De Meuse et al., 2010, DeRue et al., 2012, Lombardo and Eichinger, 2000) and provide a context for this chapter through its various interpretations. Particular focus is given to the transformation of the ‘self’ that occurs when the student uses reflexivity to facilitate change throughout their learning journey, giving consideration to future employability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGraduate Attributes in Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationAttitudes on Attributes from Across the Disciplines
EditorsCarey Normand, Lorraine Anderson
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781317194354
ISBN (Print)9781138678019, 9781138678026
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2017


  • Agile
  • Transition
  • Transformation
  • Reflexivity
  • Self


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