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ERIC Number: EJ855302
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1558-2973
Learning to Work or Working to Learn? A University-Work Transition Case Study
Zucchermaglio, Cristina; Alby, Francesca
Learning Inquiry, v3 n2 p79-95 Aug 2009
The paper analyses the case of an innovative project on the transition between university and work. The project examined sustains two social dimensions of learning: education as a shared social institution in which university studies and work can be productively interconnected and alternated in order to enhance learning, and learning as identity projects and significant participation in situated activities. Working actively at the boundaries of communities provides relevant learning "loci" for both students participating in the project and the communities involved (university and firms). Implications for the design of complex activity systems which take account of the learning value of work are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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