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Student Placement Journeys - An On-line collection of video resources showcasing the development of students on one year work placements with the views from their employers and placement tutors.

Ward, Lisa J. and Gaffikin, Jane A. (2009) Student Placement Journeys - An On-line collection of video resources showcasing the development of students on one year work placements with the views from their employers and placement tutors. In: 18th World Conference for Co-operative Education, 'An International Dialogue in Vancouver', July, 2009, Vancouver, Canada. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Student Placement Journeys - An on-line collection of video resources showcasing the development of students on one year work placements with views from their employers and placement tutors.

At the University of Huddersfield our strategic aim is ‘to produce enterprising and employable graduates'. We are committed to the value of work placements to such an extent that they are 'fee free'. We have produced and disseminated materials showing the benefits students can gain from work placements in terms of improved career choices, salaries and degree classifications. In 2006, we showcased placements across the University with our 'Placement Podcasts' DVD. In 2007, we extended the project further to follow students on their placement journeys. We are currently following 14 students across 9 employers within a range of sectors including manufacturing, design, education and hospitality. On line resources are being developed to explore each student’s journey, including:
• The early days of work placement
• Well into the work placement, filmed at employers
• The employer’s view of both their placement student and the concept of work placements
• The student in their final year – a reflection of the benefits of their placement
• The Placement Tutor’s views of student development over the placement process.

The workshop will explain:
• How the project was managed
• A critical evaluation of the approach
• Learning points
• A discussion of what has worked well and what improvements can be made
• Implications to teaching and learning and the curriculum

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Higher Education Work placements Placement Journeys Video Resources Employers Students Tutors
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Schools: Teaching and Learning Institute
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Depositing User: Lisa Ward
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2010 14:58
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2011 09:47
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/8249

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