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ERIC Number: EJ952234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
Pathway for Student Self-Development: A Learning Orientated Internship Approach
Cord, Bonnie; Clements, Mike
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v50 n2 p287-307 Jul 2010
Higher education is facing new challenges in preparing students for the workforce. As demands increase for students to differentiate themselves when seeking employment, it becomes necessary for higher education and vocational providers not only to understand these challenges, but also to provide a pathway for students to develop the skills necessary to become sought-after employees. This paper presents a learning orientated internship approach as one such pathway that aims to provide students, as adult learners, with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and gain new skills in a work context. The paper provides insight into students self-reported learning outcomes after undertaking the learning orientated internship program. Preliminary findings reveal that communication, interpersonal skills and personal insights are common areas of self-development through this program. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia