Talent Science Lab

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Why the TEF’s lack of structure could signal a step change for the education sector
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What’s in a degree? The importance of embedding employability in education
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Do personality tests make you afraid to be yourself?
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Does Belbin’s widely applied theory really forecast great team performance? Part 2
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Does Belbin’s widely applied theory really forecast great team performance? Part 1

Why the TEF’s lack of structure could signal a step change for the education sector

The education landscape is changing, with increasing emphasis being placed on Universities enhancing the student learning experience and developing graduate employability. This change has triggered a shift in the mechanisms and measures used by to evaluate University’s performance and guide funding decision. One such initiative is the National Student Survey[...]

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What’s in a degree? The importance of embedding employability in education

Raise your hand if you’ve completed a university degree. Keep it hand raised if you believe your University degree fully prepared to face the full array of workplace challenges. Still raised if the experience equipped you beyond the technical knowledge and skills; arming you with the mentality, capability and interpersonal skills[...]

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Does Belbin’s widely applied theory really forecast great team performance? Part 1

Part 1: Identifying team members’ roles There is a widespread assumption among practitioners of management and organisational psychology theory that ‘balanced’ teams are the highest performing. The idea was born when Meredith Belbin put forward his team role theory (1981), in which he alleged a team is balanced when each[...]

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