Work-based learning: effectiveness in information systems training and development

Walters, David, Greenwood, Anthony ORCID logo ORCID: and Ritchie, Robert (2006) Work-based learning: effectiveness in information systems training and development. Higher Education Quarterly, 60 (1). pp. 91-107.

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The ability to use methodologies is an essential ingredient in the teaching of Information System techniques and approaches. One method to achieve this is to use a practical approach where students undertake ‘live’ projects with local client organisations. They can then reflect on the approach adopted with the aim of producing a ‘reflective methodological practitioner’. This paper focuses on the use of experiential learning in a modular course at the University of Central Lancashire to produce these ‘methodological practitioners’ and is based on the experiences of the authors in running this module. A model is presented which outlines three viewpoints of the project. This is in line with a ‘soft systems’ perspective in analysing the three views of the project or problem situation. It reports the results of investigations into one of those viewpoints [that of the students]. This is approached by a survey undertaken amongst students to obtain their views on the determinants of project success and failure.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Higher Education Quarterly
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 1468-2273
Departments: Academic Departments > Business, Law, Policing & Social Sciences (BLPSS) > Business
Depositing User: Anthony Greenwood
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2018 10:39
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 19:15


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