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ERIC Number: EJ975564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1038-4162
Student Perceptions of the Value of Career Development Learning to a Work-Integrated Learning Course in Exercise Science
Reddan, Gregory; Rauchle, Maja
Australian Journal of Career Development, v21 n1 p38-48 Aut 2012
Work-integrated learning has become a significant feature of Australian universities over the past decade. Earlier research indicates that some form of career development is essential to prepare undergraduate students for a competitive employment market. The 2008 National Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (NAGCAS) Symposium sought to establish best practice in the integration of career development learning and work-integrated learning. The NAGCAS Symposium and resulting project served as a catalyst for the current study, which examined the value of career development learning to work-integrated learning through student perceptions of the benefits of career education workshops in Field Project, a final-year course for the Bachelor of Exercise Science at Griffith University, Gold Coast. The findings suggest that university students should be exposed to courses that provide a combination of career education and work-integrated learning as part of their formal studies to maximise their employment potential for optimal economic and social outcomes. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia