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Employers' perspectives on work-integrated learning in project-based workplaces

Mills, Anthony, McLaughlin, Patricia and Robson, Kathryn 2008, Employers' perspectives on work-integrated learning in project-based workplaces, in World Association of Co-operative Education Asia Pacific 2008 Conference : Work Integrated Learning (WIL) : Transforming Futures, Practice…Pedagogy…Partnerships, Australian Collaborative Education Network, Penrith South, N.S.W., pp. 412-419.

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Title Employers' perspectives on work-integrated learning in project-based workplaces
Author(s) Mills, Anthony
McLaughlin, Patricia
Robson, Kathryn
Conference name WACE/ACEN Asia Pacific. Conference (2008 : Sydney, N.S.W.)
Conference location Sydney, N.S.W.
Conference dates 30 Sep.-3 Oct. 2008
Title of proceedings World Association of Co-operative Education Asia Pacific 2008 Conference : Work Integrated Learning (WIL) : Transforming Futures, Practice…Pedagogy…Partnerships
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2008
Conference series World Association of Co-operative Education Asia Pacific Conference
Start page 412
End page 419
Total pages 662 p.
Publisher Australian Collaborative Education Network
Place of publication Penrith South, N.S.W.
Keyword(s) collaborative education
project-based work
property and construction
Summary The property and construction industry is uniquely impacted by project-based work environments; this creates special challenges for collaborative education. This research is based on investigating the attitudes of employer’s towards the use of formally assessed internships. The study comprised two stages; firstly a series of pilot interviews were undertaken with employers to test a number known issues. Secondly, the results from the interviews were used to refine a set of questions that were put to a large focus group of employers who were invited from across the property and construction sector. The results showed that many organisations expressed considerable goodwill towards collaborative education with universities. However, the challenges caused by project-based work environments restricted their ability to provide comprehensive learning opportunities. This research focuses on the distinctive issues associated with work-integrated learning in the property and construction industry
ISBN 9780980570601
Language eng
Field of Research 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2008, Australian Collaborative Education Network
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30037069

Document type: Conference Paper
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