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Experiential learning in built environment education [Editorial]

Harris, Neil Robert 2004. Experiential learning in built environment education [Editorial]. Cebe Transactions 1 (1) , pp. 3-7.

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Abstract

This first edition of Transactions is concerned with a series of issues of increasing importance within the context of the modern university. These issues may be variously described as including work-based learning, experiential learning, placement experience, live projects or ‘real-world’ simulation. The increasingly complex vocabulary used to define what was once perhaps referred to simply as ‘industrial placement’, testifies to the prominence of such concerns. The collection of papers in this issue highlights the highly variable form and character of the different activities that fall under the umbrella term ‘experiential learning’. In the papers that follow, a broad interpretation of experiential learning is adopted that incorporates the sandwich year, multiple and short-term placements, research and travelling, and university-based project work sponsored by agencies and employers. The profile and relevance of experiential learning has been greatly enhanced by the Dearing Report and the Government White Paper on higher education. These documents reflect a wider, societal concern about the qualities of a university graduate. Renewed emphasis on the employability of graduates and their possession of sought after professional and transferable skills are changing the ways in which universities relate to their students. The Egan Review further confirms these trends.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Additional Information: Guest editorial
Publisher: Cardiff University
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 09:09
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/32170

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