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Tennant, Stuart; Murray, Mike; Gilmour, Bob; Brown, Linda – Industry and Higher Education, 2018
For civil engineering undergraduates, short-term industrial work placement provides an invaluable learning experience. Notwithstanding the near-universal endorsement of short-term placement programmes, the resulting experience is rarely articulated through the student voice. This article provides an analysis of 174 questionnaires returned by…
Descriptors: Job Placement, Higher Education, Civil Engineering, Learner Engagement
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Tudor, Thomas R. – Industry and Higher Education, 2018
Higher education institutions in the United States are under increasing pressure to retain and graduate more students. Traditionally, the academic advisor helps students to meet degree graduation requirements and may also do some minor career advising. A new approach is proposed, in which career coaching with industry help becomes just as…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Career Counseling, Job Satisfaction, Higher Education
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Formica, Piero – Industry and Higher Education, 2018
In the knowledge economy, greater togetherness is the prerequisite for innovating and having more: selflessness extends scope while selfishness increases limitations. But human beings are not automatically attracted to innovation: between the two lies culture, and cultural values vary widely, with the egoistic accent or the altruistic intonation…
Descriptors: Knowledge Economy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Culture
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Wond, Tracey; Rambukwella, Shan – Industry and Higher Education, 2018
This article explores the concept and measurement of placement value, underexplored in theory and practice to date. The article makes a theoretical contribution to the placement value discourse by examining and articulating the placement value concept. It also offers a practical contribution by exploring a piloted tool to evaluate employer…
Descriptors: Job Placement, Cost Effectiveness, Employer Attitudes, Internship Programs
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Gbadamosi, Ayantunji – Industry and Higher Education, 2018
The diversity of the student population in the United Kingdom's higher education sector evokes a vision of the world as a global village. The effect of this diversity on the UK economy has been considerable. Nevertheless, the research attention given to how overseas students can become integrated into UK culture remains inadequate. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Acculturation, Culture Conflict, Social Discrimination
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O'Donovan, Dermot – Industry and Higher Education, 2018
This article explores the varied learning experiences among third-year students undertaking a structured work placement module in the furniture and wood manufacturing industries. Using situated learning theory, the article considers the outcomes of in-depth interviews with 10 students and offers an insight into the multifaceted interactions…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Work Experience Programs, Job Placement
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Zhang, Qiantao – Industry and Higher Education, 2018
This article examines the progress of university knowledge exchange in the United Kingdom over a decade, linking theory, practice and policy. As indicated by the literature, the performance of university knowledge exchange is influenced by institutional and locational characteristics. Data on 133 UK universities between 2003-2004 and 2012-2013 are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Educational Theories, Educational Policy
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Fitzgerald, Brian K.; Barkanic, Steve; Cardenas-Navia, Isabel; Chen, Janet; Gross, Ursula; Hughes, Debbie – Industry and Higher Education, 2018
This essay reviews the work of the US Business--Higher Education Forum (BHEF) in data science and analytics and offers a brief review of how BHEF catalysed responses from its academic members to meet the talent needs of its business members, highlighting implications for business and higher education in the future.
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Information Skills, STEM Education, Achievement Gap
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Evans, Carl; Richardson, Mark – Industry and Higher Education, 2018
Models of accrediting work-based learning are now commonplace in universities. The purpose of this viewpoint article is to highlight an opportunity for universities not only to accredit students' part-time work against the degree award but also to extend the process into schools by accrediting the part-time work undertaken by year 12 and 13…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Employment, Student Adjustment, College Credits
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Warhuus, Jan P.; Blenker, Per; Elmholdt, Stine Trolle – Industry and Higher Education, 2018
When educators teach entrepreneurship experientially in higher education, a need arises for different procedures for assessment, evaluation and feedback, and the legitimacy of this type of course is often questioned. In traditional courses, students accumulate knowledge and the educator's primary concern is "what" students learn. When…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Evaluation, Higher Education, Evidence Based Practice
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Gusberti, Tomoe Daniela Hamanaka; Bretas, Arthur Chafim – Industry and Higher Education, 2018
Markets for technologies and ideas depend on the flow of knowledge and technology from one company to another or from universities and research institutes to industry. These markets are driven by the process known as open innovation. In recent years, the literature has emphasized the need to analyse the market for ideas through its constituent…
Descriptors: Industry, Comparative Analysis, School Business Relationship, Corporations
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Higdon, Rachel D. – Industry and Higher Education, 2018
Higher education students and employers in the creative industries dismiss the prevailing skills-focused concept of "employability" as inadequate. Entry into the creative world and subsequent survival require access to contact networks, confidence and the adaptability to cope with uncertainty and with changing contexts for business,…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Creativity, Physical Activities, Dance Education
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Andreas, Sarah – Industry and Higher Education, 2018
Both businesses and recent college graduates in the United States attribute the lack of soft skills in recent college graduates to the colleges' inability to prepare students for the workforce. This article explores the literature on social capital, human capital and social learning theory, offering an alternative hypothesis for why recent…
Descriptors: Social Capital, College Graduates, Labor Force Development, Interpersonal Competence
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Preedy, Sarah; Jones, Paul – Industry and Higher Education, 2017
This study considers the phenomenon of student-led enterprise groups in UK higher education institutions with regard to their role and activities and their potential to enhance entrepreneurial learning. The researchers adopted a case study methodology, acknowledging that a multiplicity of variables influences pedagogical development and therefore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Cooperative Learning, Case Studies
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Brodie, Jacqueline; Van Saane, Sebastiaan Huib; Osowska, Renata – Industry and Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of the research presented in this article was to investigate the added value of mentoring for entrepreneurs during the start-up phase. This small-scale exploratory research focused on five start-up entrepreneurs in Scotland to determine the entrepreneurs' perceptions regarding the "added" value of their mentoring support. To…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Mentors, Value Added Models, Foreign Countries
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