ERIC Number: ED535131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Community College Students and Applied Research. Professional File. Number 30
Zuniga, Sabrina Faust
Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education
Student participation in applied research as a form of experiential learning in community colleges is relatively new. Ontario Colleges today participate at different levels with different numbers of projects and faculty involved. A few colleges in Ontario are more established in doing applied research including having basic infrastructure for research and having defined in which disciplines they will conduct research. This study took place in a college with a more established applied research program with the study goal of hearing and listening from the students and their teacher/research leaders as to their perceived benefit from the research program. The findings showed that the students found the program very beneficial and that student learning in areas considered important for the workplace was occurring that would not have been possible in the regular classroom.
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Research, Student Participation, Research Projects, Experiential Learning, Student Attitudes, Behavioral Objectives, College Faculty, Case Studies, Mixed Methods Research, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education.
Identifiers - Location: Canada