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Work integrated learning and learning integrated work: a love story between academia and working life?
University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Computer Engineering. (LINA)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0575-4309
2015 (English)In: The 21st International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis: General Framework and Plenary, Keynote Speakers of the Spring 2015, 2015, Vol. 13 March, 5- p.Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Higher education is perhaps facing the most unprecedented challenges ever. Financial turbulence, high unemployment rates, demographical changes, technological development and increased demands for high competence certainly implies the importance of putting cooperation between academia and working life on top of the agenda.

The aim with work integrated learning is to enhance learning and prepare for working life by letting knowledge from research go hand in hand with experience based knowledge. This is often discussed in the view of how working life could cross the border into academia. However, a challenge for higher education is to discuss how to cross the border in the opposite direction. How could academia support learning integrated work? How could we foster a new generation of professionals to become boundary crossers, reflective practitioners and be a part of a continuously improved community of practice?

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2015. Vol. 13 March, 5- p.
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Information Systems, Social aspects
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SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics; Work Integrated Learning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-8957OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-8957DiVA: diva2:899479
Conference
ISAS 2015, March 10 - 13, 2015 ~ Orlando, Florida, USA
Available from: 2016-02-02 Created: 2016-02-02 Last updated: 2016-02-05Bibliographically approved

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