HERD journal has just published a virtual special issue containing its most viewed articles across 37 years of operation, and our Griffith University Academics are very well represented  appearing three (3) times within the top 10 (ten).

The topics and views expressed in these articles have made significant and lasting contributions to higher education research,  and still hold currency today.  Until December 2019, the top 10 articles are free to access.


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#2 | 31,183 views ++


Ruth Bridgstock argues that in the ‘rapidly changing information‐and knowledge‐intensive economy, employability involves far more than possession of the generic skills listed by graduate employers’ and that education for employability must provide opportunities for students to develop ‘self-management and career building skills’ in  “The graduate attributes we’ve overlooked: enhancing graduate employability through career management skills”. 

Ruth Bridgstock is employed by Griffith’s Centre for Learning Futures as professor and Deputy Director of Teaching and Curriculum TransformationView article here.


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#7 | 11,574 ++


Gay Crebet, Merrelyn Bates, Barry Bell, Carol-joy Patrick and Vanda Cragnolini (2004) provided a report on a survey of graduates’ perceptions, from three Schools within Griffith University, of the ‘contributions that the learning contexts in university, work-placement and post-graduation employment made to the development of their graduate skills’ in “Developing generic skills at university, during work placement and in employment: graduates’ perspectives”. 

View article here.


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#10 | 5,710 views ++


Robert Ellis, Paul Ginns and Leanne Piggot (2009) in their article “E-learning in higher education: some key aspects and their relationship to approaches to study” discusses the key tenets of e‐learning that are linked to ‘student approaches to study, so that a better understanding of the internal structure of these aspects is achieved.

Professor Rob Ellis is Dean (Learning and Teaching) of Griffith’s Arts, Education and Law Group. View article here.


These articles are open access and free to download until December 2019.

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