Don't walk the plank, build a bridge! : Helping students span the divide between university and the workplace

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Title Don't walk the plank, build a bridge! : Helping students span the divide between university and the workplace
Author Bates, Merrelyn Joy
Publication Title Towards a knowledge society: Integrating learning and work
Editor Netherlands Association of Universities of Professional Eduction
Year Published 2003
Place of publication Internet
Publisher World Association of Cooperative Education
Abstract The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia offers a course that provides students with an opportunity to be involved in an experience of professional work. This course, Field Placement, has been designed to provide a structured framework within which students are encouraged, and expected, to develop independence and professional attributes. It provides opportunities for the students to articulate their learning and present a developed personal framework of integrated academic knowledge and practice knowledge. This paper attempts to address the questions raised in Professor Hövels background paper and takes the position that knowledge development is limited without action but for active knowledge development to occur it is essential to understand and foster the social learning relationships. Particular attention is focussed on developing a greater understanding of how to best create opportunities and relationships that will assist students to walk confidently across the bridge as a professional contributing productively within the community.
Peer Reviewed No
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.waceinc.org/pastconferences.html
Copyright Statement Copyright 2003 World Association of Cooperative Education (WACE). The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Conference name WACE 2003 Towards a knowledge society: Integrating learning and work
Location Rotterdam
Date From 2003-08-26
Date To 2003-08-29
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/8879
Date Accessioned 2004-02-20
Date Available 2013-07-17T22:35:41Z
Language en_US
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject PRE2009-Other Education
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Non-Refereed)
Publication Type Code e2

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