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- Pathway to student self development: a learning orientated learning approach
- Cord, Bonnie; Clements, Mike
- Higher education is facing new challenges in preparing students for the workforce. As demands increase for students to differentiate themselves when seeking employment, it becomes necessary for higher education and vocational providers not only to understand these challenges, but also to provide a pathway for students to develop the skills necessary to become sought-after employees. This paper presents a learning orientated internship approach as one such pathway that aims to provide students, as adult learners, with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and gain new skills in a work context. The paper provides insight into students self-reported learning outcomes after undertaking the learning orientated internship program. Preliminary findings reveal that communication, interpersonal skills and personal insights are common areas of self-development through this program.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Australian Journal of Adult Learning, Vol. 50, no. 2 (Aug 2010), pp. 287-307
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 1301 Education Systems
- Employment; Higher education; Internship programs; Interpersonal communication; Self-perception; Students; Training of employees; Vocational education
- Adult Learning Australia
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2010 Adult Learning Australia.
- Peer reviewed