Preparing students for the professional workplace: Who has responsibility for what?

Bates, Annerley, Bates, Merrelyn, & Bates, Lyndel J. (2007) Preparing students for the professional workplace: Who has responsibility for what? Asia Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 8(2), pp. 121-129.

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This paper considers the concepts of curriculum which underlie existing workplace based learning programs and advocates that clearly articulated and meaningful statements about the nature of the learning that occurs in such programs are couched in an appropriate discourse. It argues that universities must take the lead in meeting demands that educational institutions be more accountable for the learning of their students by developing curriculum statements that are consistent with an emancipatory model of curriculum. Such statements should specify the frameworks in which content and even assessment can be negotiated with individual students rather than being specified in advance and should demand that students take responsibility for their own learning.

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ID Code: 11181
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords:  Professional workplace,  curriculum,  accountability,  framework
ISSN: 1175-2882
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 APJCE
Deposited On: 11 Dec 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2011 02:34

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