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Integration of theory and practice in higher education
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Management.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Management.
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Educational Research, ISSN 0883-0355, E-ISSN 1873-538X, Vol. 53, 370-380 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

ABSTRACT. This article discusses how theoretical and practical knowledge is integrated in higher education. With the point of departure in an interactive research approach we have worked with the formalizing of knowledge exchange and with common knowledge development. The overall purpose of the research project was to describe and analyze a learning process where both practicable and theoretically anchored knowledge is in the forefront. By following the education in a social-science programme, a model for sustainable learning was developed. In the centre of the model is a learning process for the integration of theory and practice where the intended learning outcomes, general skills, course literature and time constitute the established framework. Different forms of interaction and workplace-related studies became mediating tools, that is, they created opportunities for learning departing from dialogue, questioning, reflection and analysis.

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Elsevier , 2012. Vol. 53, 370-380 p.
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higher education, integration of theory and practice, interaction, sustainable learning
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6905DOI: 10.1016/j.ijer.2012.05.002Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfo6FBD0F913E09CE06C1257BCF00297BC9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-6905DiVA: diva2:834459
Available from: 2013-08-30 Created: 2013-08-22 Last updated: 2017-03-13Bibliographically approved

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