‘Employers’ perspectives on maximising undergraduate student learning from the outdoor education centre work placement

Lawton, Mark (2017) ‘Employers’ perspectives on maximising undergraduate student learning from the outdoor education centre work placement. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education . Full text not available from this repository.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhlste.2017.05.001

Abstract

Recognising the growth in provision of vocational undergraduate programmes and the requirement for high quality work placement opportunities, managers from four residential outdoor education centres were interviewed to determine their perceptions on the components necessary to maximise student learning. The findings showed that the managers greatly valued the potential of a work placement; a need for clarity over the expectations for all stakeholders and that the placement remained authentic to modern centre life. Specifically it was felt that the students on placement needed to experience all aspects of work and not just the ‘glamorous’ bits.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1473-8376
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies > Outdoor Studies
Additional Information: Mark Lawton is a Senior Lecturer in Outdoor Education at the University of Cumbria.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2017 14:11
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 14:12
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2990

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