Enhancing student employability : a New Zealand case study of cooperative education in sport

Fleming, Jenny and Ferkins, Lesley 2005, Enhancing student employability : a New Zealand case study of cooperative education in sport, Higher Education Academy - hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism network, pp. 1-8.

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Title Enhancing student employability : a New Zealand case study of cooperative education in sport
Author(s) Fleming, Jenny
Ferkins, Lesley
Journal name Higher Education Academy - hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism network
Start page 1
End page 8
Publisher Oxford Brookes University
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2005-11
Keyword(s) Education, Cooperative
Summary This paper provides an insight into two cooperative education courses offered as part of three-year degree programmes in sport and recreation. Based in Auckland New Zealand, Unitec and Auckland University of Technology have been found to exemplify effective cooperative education strategies that compare favourably with current research into good practice in this field. Using a case study approach, the paper first establishes the context within which the cooperative courses operate, and then describes specific aspects of the courses that enhance student employability. The placement process, supervision, learning outcomes, assessment of learning and employment and career pathways are discussed in turn. These aspects are related back to relevant research on good practice and used to illuminate how student employability is embedded within these courses and across the degree programmes. It is concluded that students who undertake cooperative education as part of their degree programme have a competitive advantage in the employment marketplace.
Notes Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Network, November 2005.
Language eng
Field of Research 130210 Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
HERDC Research category J2.1 Minor original creative work
ERA Research output type X Not reportable
Copyright notice ©2005, Oxford Brookes University
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30020885

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Management and Marketing
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