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ERIC Number: EJ1000685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1812-9129
Lessons Learned from Experiential Learning: What Do Students Learn from a Practicum/Internship?
Simons, Lori; Fehr, Lawrence; Blank, Nancy; Connell, Heather; Georganas, Denise; Fernandez, David; Peterson, Verda
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v24 n3 p325-334 2012
A multi-method approach was used in a pilot assessment of student learning outcomes for 38 students enrolled in an undergraduate psychology practicum/internship program. The results from a pretest-posttest survey revealed that students improved their multicultural skills from the beginning to the end of the program. The results also indicate that experiential learning enhances student personal, civic, and professional development. The consistency of responses from students, field supervisors, and faculty suggest that the practicum/internship program is beneficial for all involved and serves as a method for strengthening university-community partnerships. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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