Do postsecondary internships address the four learning modes of experiential learning theory?: an exploration through document analysis

The educational benefits of embedding hands-on experience in higher education curriculum are widely recognized (Beard and Wilson, 2013). However, to optimize the learning from these opportunities, they need to be grounded in empirical learning theory. The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics of internships in Ontario colleges and universities, and to assess the congruence between the components of these internships and Kolb's (1984) experiential learning framework. Information from 44 Ontario universities and colleges, including 369 internship program webpages and 77 intern ... Show more

Authors: Stirling, Ashley; Kerr, Gretchen; MacPherson, Ellen; Banwell, Jenessa ... [+] Show more

Published: Ottawa, Ontario, Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, 2017

Resource type: Article

Access item: http://journals.sfu.ca/cjhe/index.php/cjhe/article/view/186196

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