Alternatives to industrial work placement at Dublin Institute of Technology

Bates, Catherine and Gamble, Elena (2011) Alternatives to industrial work placement at Dublin Institute of Technology. pp. 41-58. ISSN 16823451

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Abstract

In the current economic crisis, higher education graduates need transferable professional skills more than ever. They need resourcefulness, an ability to work reflectively, a sense of civic awareness and an impressive curriculum vitae. This case study analyses how Dublin Institute of Technology's Programme for Students Learning With Communities provides cost-effective, sustainable solutions to these needs, offering an alternative to industrial work placement. Community-based learning and research involve collaboration between staff and/or students and community partners to design real-life, course-based projects which meet the learning needs of the students and those of the community. The programme not only enriches the curriculum; it also builds links with communities and brings additional resources to the educational institution, while allowing the institution to fulfil its three main roles of teaching, research and outreach, simultaneously. (English) [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Au regard de la crise économique actuelle, les diplômés de l'enseignement supérieur ont plus que jamais besoin de compétences professionnelles polyvalentes. Ils doivent être ingénieux, capables de travailler de manière réfléchie, avoir une conscience civique et un curriculum vitae étoffé. Cette étude de cas analyse comment le Programme de communautés d'apprentissage de l'Institut de technologie de Dublin propose des solutions rentables et pérennes pour répondre à ces besoins, et offre une alternative d'orientation au travail industriel. Les communautés d'apprentissage et de recherche impliquent une collaboration entre personnel et/ou étudiants et partenaires communautaires pour concevoir des projets qui reflètent la vie réelle basés sur des cours qui répondent aux besoins d'apprentissage des étudiants et de ceux des partenaires. Ce programme enrichit non seulement le cursus, mais il tisse également des liens entre les partenaires en apportant des ressources supplémentaires à l'établissement d'enseignement, tout en permettant à l'institut de remplir simultanément ses trois fonctions principales : l'enseignement, la recherche et l'ouverture. (French) [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Higher Education Management & Policy is the property of Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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Additional Information: Bates, Catherine 1; Email Address: slwc@dit.ie Gamble, Elena 1; Email Address: slwc@dit.ie; Affiliation: 1: Programme for Students Learning With Communities, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland; Source Info: 2011, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p41; Subject Term: FINANCIAL crises; Subject Term: GRADUATES; Subject Term: SOCIOECONOMIC factors; Subject Term: PLACE-based education; Subject Term: MANAGEMENT science; Subject Term: DUBLIN Institute of Technology (Dublin, Ireland); Subject Term: DUBLIN (Ireland); Subject Term: IRELAND; Number of Pages: 18p; Document Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: FINANCIAL crises; GRADUATES; SOCIOECONOMIC factors; PLACE-based education; MANAGEMENT science; DUBLIN Institute of Technology (Dublin, Ireland); DUBLIN (Ireland); IRELAND
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2015 16:49
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2015 16:49
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/1754

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