Bridging the gap: a synthesis of the literature in relation to the impact of work placements on student learning

Gerry Diver

Abstract


This paper, presented as an essay, has been developed from a Masters dissertation that examined the impact of work placements on student learning development.  Presented here is a synthesis of papers that informed the approach to the study.  It examines the literature in relation to student perspectives on work placements, reflecting on aspects such as its relationship with enhancing employability and prospects, resilience and the social significance of workplace learning.


Keywords


work placements; employability; enterprise; career readiness; resilience

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