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ERIC Number: EJ1097133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-3394
An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Work Related Learning: A Case of the Industrial Attachment Program Offered by the Faculty of Commerce, University of Zimbabwe
Matamande, Wilson; Nyikahadzoi, Loveness; Taderera, Ever
Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, v12 Sep 2013
Industrial attachment is a very important component in the learning system particularly for tertiary and higher education as it relates to those who are pursuing careers in commerce. This paper seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of the industrial attachment programme undertaken by the University of Zimbabwe, faculty of commerce. A questionnaire was used to obtain information to enable successful extraction of information from the intended sample. It was distributed to fourth year students to assess the effectiveness of the programme by obtaining perception of their attachment programme. The responses show that students were impressed by being attached as this enhanced their industrial/commercial exposure. Generally students liked the idea of being exposed to the practical world. Continuous evaluation and an assessment of courses covered prior to them being attached were highlighted as important in ensuring that the industrial attachment is really successful. Work related learning at the University of Zimbabwe in various faculties varies depending on the emphasis on the programme. Issues raised in this paper will be beneficial to the other faculties at the university.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Zimbabwe
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A