Seeking industry perspectives to enhance experiential education in university-industry partnerships: going beyond mere assumptions

Smith, Ross, Mackay, David, Challis, Di and Holt, Dale 2006, Seeking industry perspectives to enhance experiential education in university-industry partnerships: going beyond mere assumptions, Asia-Pacific journal of cooperative education, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 1-9.

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Title Seeking industry perspectives to enhance experiential education in university-industry partnerships: going beyond mere assumptions
Author(s) Smith, Ross
Mackay, David
Challis, Di
Holt, Dale
Journal name Asia-Pacific journal of cooperative education
Volume number 7
Issue number 2
Start page 1
End page 9
Publisher Asia-Pacific Journal of Co-operative Education
Place of publication Hamilton, New Zealand
Publication date 2006
ISSN 1175-2882
Keyword(s) industry perspective
industry partnership
experiential education
information technology
business
Australia
Summary Setting up and running a program with an industry experiential learning component is based on certain core assumptions. A shared vision of what constitutes a satisfying placement is essential. In this paper we present findings from research into the operation of an Australian Bachelor of Business Information Technology program. In-depth interviews were held with 10 experienced industry sponsors/mentors and one member of a relevant professional body. Industry mentors identify pragmatic reasons for industry involvement in experiential learning programs. They identify some seven skills required of a good industry mentor, and report eight features of a meaningful/satisfying placement
Language eng
Field of Research 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004042

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