Student perceptions of the value of career development learning to a work-integrated learning course in Exercise Science
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Work-integrated learning has become a significant feature of Australian universities over the past decade. Prior research indicates that some form of career development is essential to prepare undergraduate students for a competitive employment market. The 2008 National Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (NAGCAS) Symposium sought to establish best practice in the integration of career development learning and work-integrated learning. The NAGCAS Symposium and resulting project served as a catalyst for the current study, which examined the value of career development learning to work-integrated learning through student perceptions of the benefits of career education workshops in Field Project, a final year course for the Bachelor of Exercise Science at Griffith University, Gold Coast. The findings suggest that university students should be exposed to courses which provide a combination of career education and work-integrated learning as part of their formal studies to maximize their employment potential for optimal economic and social outcomes.
Australian Journal of Career Development
Copyright 2012 Australian Council for Educational Research. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in Australian Journal of Career Development. It is not a copy of the record. Final and authorised version first published in Australian Journal of Career Development in Vol. 21(1), published by the Australian Council for Educational Research.
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