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ERIC Number: EJ786304
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0912
Do Industry Collaborative Projects Enhance Students' Learning?
Thomas, Sarah; Busby, Susan
Education & Training, v45 n4 p226-235 2003
This paper discusses the experiences of three stakeholders involved in live projects (live projects are part of an industry and education partnership to provide level 2 students with an opportunity to work with "real life" business problem situations). In particular the paper examines the expectations and perceptions of industry partners, tutors and students involved in a live project experience at Birmingham College of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies (BCFTCS). From a comparison of these stakeholder perspectives it can be suggested that although a more self-managed approach to student learning is desirable, it is not always achievable with large student groups and time-constrained activities. Despite this, the students appeared to have further developed the desired skills of communication, teamwork, problem solving and research, as well as the personal attributes of greater self-confidence and leadership. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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