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ERIC Number: EJ1070024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1324-1486
Cooperative Education in Outdoor Education
Martin, Andy; Flemming, Jenny
Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, v14 n1 p41-48 2010
Cooperative education is a structured experiential education strategy integrating classroom studies with work place learning. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate how a cooperative education model can be included within an outdoor education undergraduate degree to develop reflective practitioners and to enhance graduate capabilities. Document analysis of the students' final reports indicated that the facilitated critical reflection strategies were relevant to the needs of the learner, enabled them to process the experience, and develop their learning and professional growth, as reflective practitioners. The work integrated learning (WIL) experience provided exposure and a transition to the "real world", an opportunity to develop required graduate skills, and to put theory into practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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