ERIC Number: EJ980014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Reference Count: 33
The Work Experience Component of an Ontario College Baccalaureate Program
Donohue, Marguerite M.; Skolnik, Michael L.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n158 p57-72 Sum 2012
Community colleges in Canada began offering baccalaureate programs in the 1990s. Presently community colleges in four of the five largest provinces of Canada are eligible to submit applications to the relevant government ministry or agency for baccalaureate programs. The authors estimate that about 135 baccalaureate programs are now being offered in thirty-two colleges across Canada, which include about sixty programs in twelve colleges just in Ontario. All of the baccalaureate programs in community colleges are in applied areas of study with workforce preparation as the principal goal. This chapter describes the results of case study research on the transfer of learning from the classroom to the cooperative education workplace and includes recommendations for curriculum changes to improve the transfer of learning. The study involved an analysis of the relationship between transfer of learning and various curriculum, workplace, and personal characteristics of learners such as preferred learning style.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Undergraduate Study, Transfer of Training, Cooperative Education, Business Administration Education, College Curriculum, Undergraduate Students, Student Characteristics, Cognitive Style, Outcomes of Education, Barriers, Influences, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Identifiers - Location: Canada