ERIC Number: ED187173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Work Experience As a Resource in Higher Education. R & D for Higher Education, 1980:1.
The project described is part of a followup to the Swedish university reform of 1977, of which the emphasis on work experience is a central feature. The purpose is to document Swedish and other nations' conditions for using work experience in some college curricula. Theoretical background for the study is described, treating work experience not as a resource in itself but rather most useful when related to a curriculum. The interrelationship of work, study skills, and critical thinking is discussed. It is felt that the prevailing concept of adult education does not adequately incorporate critical thinking and information assimilation. The project is scheduled to work from January 1980 through June 1981. The first phase consists of compilation of documentation and the development of instruments for case studies. Phase two consists of the examination of a number of courses of study. Phase three is for analysis of the case studies and examination of international experiences in this area. In phase four, three courses of study are looked at in depth. The final phase is dedicated to developing a final report. A brief list of references is included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Research Projects, Study Skills, Work Experience
R & D Unit, National Board of Universities and Colleges, P.O. Box 45501, S-104 30 Stockholm, Sweden
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Universities and Colleges, Stockholm. Research and Development Unit.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden