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

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posted on 2006-01-01, 00:00 authored by Ross Smith, D Mackay, D Challis, Dale Holt
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

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Journal

Asia-Pacific journal of cooperative education

Volume

7

Issue

2

Pagination

1 - 9

Publisher

Asia-Pacific Journal of Co-operative Education

Location

Hamilton, New Zealand

ISSN

1175-2882

Language

eng

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C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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2006, Asia-Pacific journal of cooperative education

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