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

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posted on 2005-11-01, 00:00 authored by J Fleming, Lesley Ferkins
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.

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Journal

Higher Education Academy - hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism network

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1 - 8

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Oxford Brookes University

Location

Oxford, England

Language

eng

Notes

Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Network, November 2005.

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J2.1 Minor original creative work

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2005, Oxford Brookes University

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