ERIC Number: ED228221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan-31
Reference Count: 0
Self-Directed Learnings through Internships.
At the University of Minnesota, Duluth, 35 students in the Department of Home Economics completed internships from 1979-82. Each internship was at least 10 weeks in length, and each student worked from 90-150 hours on the job. Prior to starting the internship, the students completed a statement of their own goals and objectives for their internship. The interns were placed with businesses or companies, and they worked toward their objectives within the confines of company policy. Students were left alone in their internships, but reported to the university supervisor about once a week to discuss their progress. Monthly meetings of all interns were also held so they could share experiences and possible problems. Each intern was visited by a college supervisor at least once in the work setting. Students turned in a post-internship questionnaire, a journal which identified their day-by-day activities, and a paper on their perceived success in accomplishing goals. Intern supervisors also submitted evaluations of student performance. Results of the program are outlined, and a list of stated intern objectives is appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Education (Orlando, FL, January 29-February 3, 1983).