Credit-bearing placements on degree programmes – are they worth the effort?

Wood, B. (2017) Credit-bearing placements on degree programmes – are they worth the effort? [Website]

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Publisher's URL: https://www.bera.ac.uk/blog/credit-bearing-placements-on-degree-programmes-are-they-worth-the-effort

Abstract

Work-related learning, whereby a student has the opportunity to undertake a project or work alongside staff in an organisation, is encouraged and recommended in many publications even if they are short-term (Thompson, 2016; Pang, 2015; Cooper, 2015). However, the burden of work in my experience generally falls on the academic in charge of the placement course and is rarely accurately recognised in any workload model. So, are these short-term placements worth the effort?

Item Type:Website
Additional Information:Published in The BERA Blog by the British Educational Research Association.
Keywords:undergraduate placement, graduate attributes, work-related learning
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wood, Dr Bethan
Authors: Wood, B.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies

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