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ERIC Number: EJ897187
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0729-4360
Partnerships and Learning Communities in Work-Integrated Learning: Designing a Community Services Student Placement Program
Harris, Lisa; Jones, Martyn; Coutts, Sally
Higher Education Research and Development, v29 n5 p547-559 Oct 2010
The paper describes and analyses the design and implementation of a higher education student placement program in the community services sector. Principally ideas about partnerships and social learning informed the design. The placement program represents a significant innovation in work-integrated learning, achieved through collaboration between a community services organisation and a university school of social science and humanities. It offers students a high quality learning environment arising from organisational capacity-building based on partnership principles. The paper traces the challenges and complexities of creating a student learning community that impacts positively on the wider host organisation. It also charts the implications for university involvement in community engaged knowledge production focused on enhancing the student experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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