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Workplace Learning includes apprenticeships, cooperative education, workplace learning, work-integrated learning, and clinical practice.
This doctoral thesis explores the professional socialisation of medical students through the preclinical to clinical transition of medical education. The research is based in a traditionally structured medical programme. Twenty-one students were interviewed in their third year and fourth year, before and after their shift into the clinical environment, and participant observation was also undertaken. The findings of this study are that in medical students’ preclinical years human dissection teaches students to manage their emotions, and that students are separating from the lay world. This thesis concludes that while the biomedical science shapes students’ early medical education, it is in the clinical environment that students learn to be doctors.
Cooperative education, a form of experiential or work-integrated learning is common in tertiary educational institutions worldwide, but less so in New Zealand. How well do such programs work? What infrastructure is needed to ensure learning actually occurs? Are graduates of work-integrated learning programs able to satisfy employer needs? This chapter synthesizes decades of work around such issues, and details research initiatives that provide valuable insights into how students learn science on in the workplace, how their skill development matches that desired by employers, and best practice for management of work-integrated learning in science and engineering.
This paper describes an inquiry into a sport management program in a New Zealand University. It provides evaluation based on feedback from sport organizations and graduates about their experiences of the sport management program practicum.
This report investigates the use and suitability of proprietary and open source learning management systems to support online and blended learning in New Zealand workplaces. The need for this study arose out of Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) and Tertiary Accord of New Zealand (TANZ) experience with the Blackboard and Moodle learning management systems (LMS) for workplace delivery. Blackboard is a proprietary system, and Moodle is free open source software.