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Listening to student views on the transition from work placement to the final year

Anderson, Pamela and Novakovic, Yvonne (2017) Listening to student views on the transition from work placement to the final year. Accounting Education, 26 (4). pp. 377-391. ISSN 0963-9284

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Abstract

This paper addresses a gap in the literature on student work placements, specifically the challenges of returning to final-year study after a year out. We focus on students in an Accountancy
and Finance Department at one UK University who alerted us to the ways in which they struggled during the transition back to full-time study. Their accounts were surprising in the light of,
albeit limited, research and our own perceptions that students who go on placement fare better in the final year than those who do not. We draw two inferences from this research, which we discuss in this paper. First, there is a need to refine analyses and evaluations of the benefits of a placement year. Second, there is a need to expand the repertoire of methodologies in empirical placement research to include those that provide opportunities for students to articulate what matters to them.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Schools: Huddersfield Business School
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Depositing User: Yvonne Novakovic
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2017 11:51
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2017 05:19
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/31760

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