Technology enhanced food industry engagement and work placement curriculum quality assurance

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dc.contributor.author Dunne, Julie
dc.contributor.editor Supple, Briony en
dc.contributor.editor Delahunty, Tom en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-05T09:47:07Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-05T09:47:07Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Dunne, J. (2019) 'Technology enhanced food industry engagement and work placement curriculum quality assurance', Learning Connections 2019: Spaces, People, Practice, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, 5-6 December, pp. 39-44. doi: 10.33178/LC.2019.09 en
dc.identifier.startpage 39
dc.identifier.endpage 44
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/10726
dc.identifier.doi 10.33178/LC.2019.09
dc.description.abstract A recent report has identified several challenges and barriers from the employer perspective that can limit their ability to engage with work-placement (Jackson, Rowbottom, Ferns, & McLarend, 2017). These include a lack of shared understanding between the University and Industry of what is involved in work-placement; misalignment between employer and university expectations on the purpose and nature of the placement experience, especially what constitutes a quality placement and how this can be achieved; and ability to locate a suitable student. Additionally, not being approached by Universities and/or access to relevant University staff who arrange work-placements can be problematic. For unstructured work-placements, identifying suitable projects for students to undertake was found to be a considerable challenge. Recommendations to the University to reduce such barriers centre around developing collaborative relationships. In Ireland, specific guidelines to facilitate quality work-placement have been compiled in the ‘Roadmap for Academic-Employment Partnerships (REAP) Work-placement in Third Level-Programmes’ report (Sheridan & Linehan, 2011), and focus mainly on communications, learning agreements, mentoring practices, student selection processes, reflection on practice, and assessment and feedback mechanisms. This paper will set out how the recommendations of the REAP report for work-placement were realised in TU Dublin Food related programmes, and the important role that technology played in this process. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.publisher National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education en
dc.rights © 2019, the Author(s). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Employer en
dc.subject Work-placement en
dc.subject University en
dc.subject Industry en
dc.subject Quality en
dc.subject Project en
dc.subject Roadmap for Academic-Employment Partnerships en
dc.subject REAP en
dc.title Technology enhanced food industry engagement and work placement curriculum quality assurance en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Julie Dunne, Technological University Dublin en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.conferencelocation University College Cork, Cork, Ireland en


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