Internships as case-based learning for professional practice

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Internship programs can enhance generic learning outcomes by develop-ing students’ ability to interact with stakeholders in real world complexi-ties and contribute to changes in knowledge and practice. Experience from Denmark and Australia is used as background to show how intern-ship programs can be designed to integrate differences in conceptions of knowledge in professional practices and pressures from short deadlines. The chapter explores how internship can enhance students’ learning and how students develop their role as academics-in-practice. Internships qualify as case based learning when the design of the program focuses on generic learning outcomes over specific solutions to specific problems in the specific context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCase-Based Learning in Higher Education
EditorsClaus Nygaard, John Branch, Paul Bartholomew
Place of PublicationOxfordshire
PublisherLibri Publishing Ltd
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)978 1 909818 32 3
Publication statusPublished - 2014
SeriesThe Learning in Higher Education Series


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