ERIC Number: ED360899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Theory into Practice: The Role of Work in the Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum.
Linn, Patricia L.
This paper examines the role of work in a psychology work/study curriculum at Antioch College (Ohio), and argues that the view of student's work that is described may represent a missed opportunity to help students learn. Students, through interviews and journal entries, provided their opinions regarding if and in what ways their classes influenced their work on the work assignment, and if and in what ways their work experiences influenced their classroom work. Students also provided their assessments as to how the combination of work and study affected their career planning. The interviews revealed that influences of classes on students' work did exist, but in terms of the work experience affecting the class experience, there were some differences of opinion. Also, students generally perceived both classroom and work experiences as influential to their values and career development. Contains eight references. (GLR)
Descriptors: College Students, Cooperative Education, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Interviews, Program Evaluation, Psychology, Student Attitudes, Student Development, Student Experience, Student Reaction, Theory Practice Relationship, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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