Task-based internships: Fostering ideal learning through focused experience

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Abstract

Student internship programs are characterized by their non-traditional educational approach based on experiential learning, taking students out into the industry to gain experience in their field of study. This case study presents the new Task-Based Internship (TBI) course offered by the School of Business, University of Nicosia, Cyprus. The course is examined in terms of benefits and areas for improvement based on the students' course evaluation. The student feedback on their TBI experience has been elicited through an online questionnaire. The study provides useful information for institution administrators and educators and recommends the TBI course to be included in the various curriculums of the general Business Field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2017 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2017
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1717-1722
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509054671
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2017
Event8th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2017 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 25 Apr 201728 Apr 2017

Other

Other8th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2017
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period25/04/1728/04/17

Keywords

  • Active Learning
  • Experiential Learning
  • Higher Education Learning
  • Practicum
  • Student Internships
  • Task-Based Internships
  • Technical Writing and Research Methods Courses

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    Ktoridou, D., & Doukanari, E. (2017). Task-based internships: Fostering ideal learning through focused experience. In Proceedings of 2017 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2017 (pp. 1717-1722). [7943081] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2017.7943081