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ERIC Number: EJ808777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1977-0219
Learning in a Real Context--A Case Study in Portuguese Higher Education
Seabra, Fernando Miguel dos Santos Henriques; Rodrigues, Jorge Jose Martins; da Costa, Maria Teresa Gomes Valente
European Journal of Vocational Training, v44 n2 p181-198 2008
Relations between higher education institutions and local companies are generally considered to be very important to the success of education provision and for the social fabric surrounding the school. This article describes a case study of bringing together two parties with an interest in the school's action: students and companies. Group work as an assessment tool for resolving a specific problem or analysing a business situation in detail, when carried out in businesses, allows learning to take place in an everyday context. This helps both students and companies to achieve their objectives--learning and academic success for the former and the exchange of knowledge with a collaborative school open to its local environment for the latter. (Contains 8 figures and 6 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Portugal