Weaving the threads of knowledge: a focus on students

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Title Weaving the threads of knowledge: a focus on students
Author Bates, Annerley; Bates, Merrelyn Joy; Bates, Lyndel
Publication Title Learning Partnerships in the Global Classroom: Weaving the Threads of Knowledge
Editor Chris Eames
Year Published 2004
Place of publication Hamilton, New Zealand
Publisher New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education
Abstract This research paper will address the process of learning in a cooperative education program from the students' perspective. Each author will consider the student's point of view from a different position. The paper builds a combined picture of the student's understanding of the placement using a constructivist interpretive methodology that concentrates on verbatim accounts of students' responses as the placement proceeds. Annerley, who has recently graduated as a social worker, will comment on the interpretations she placed on the practicum experience she had herself during her degree program. She will go on to outline her subsequent honours research into the perspectives of other students completing field placements. The importance of the student's contribution to the student/supervisor relationship will be emphasised by Lyndel, a senior researcher for the Queensland Parliament, who has recently supervised students herself in a demanding workplace. She will give her perspective on the student's need for supervision and direction. Merrelyn, as the convenor of the work placement program conducted by Griffith University's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice for degree level students, will discuss her current research into what the university is able to do about how the students learn and what they learn through the placement experience. The paper will conclude with some important suggestions about innovations that the authors believe should be introduced into the culture of cooperative education in the future if it is to achieve its stated goals.
Peer Reviewed No
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.nzace.ac.nz/
Conference name 5th Asia Pacific Cooperative Education Conference
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Date From 2004-12-01
Date To 2004-12-03
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/8756
Date Accessioned 2005-01-31
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Subject PRE2009-Other Education
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Non-Refereed)
Publication Type Code e2

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