Internships: Theory and Practice
Fitchburg State College, Jan 1, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 166 pages
Internships: Theory and Practice focuses on the history, theory, value, design, administration, and evaluation of professional internships as an educational experience for college students. Internships are guided, pre-professional experiences that combine academic and professional components as a managed transition to professional careers. Touted by many as an educational innovation for the 21st century, internships (or experiential learning, or apprenticeships, as they once were called) have been a staple of professional preparation for centuries, dating back at least to the earliest documentation in the Middle Ages and no doubt far beyond that. Charles Sides and Ann Mrvica trace this history through primary sources to explore the development of internship experiences over the past 800 years, create an introduction to the topic of internships, and provide a foundation for modern college-corporation partnerships in professional education and training. The authors present specific guidelines and discussions on issues important to corporations, in terms of providing for internship experiences; issues important to colleges, in terms of designing and evaluating internships; and issues important to students, in terms of participating in and learning from internships.
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academic departments academic experience academic institutions activities Appendix applying Aristotle Arnold Worldwide aspects assignments become client cognition collective intelligence communities of practice corporate course create culture Daily Log discipline Eduventures engage entry evaluation expectations Experiential Education Fablevision faculty feedback field film Fitchburg State College full-time internships graduation graphic design higher education host organization host sites important Internship Agreement internship director internship experience internship host internship programs internship site internship sites internship supervisor internships provide job description knowledge learners learning experiences learning objectives learning-by-doing managed meet mentor opportunities part-time internships participate performance Performance Appraisal photograph phronesis potential praxis preparation preprofessional production profes profession professional experience projects proximal development relationships responsibilities result sample seminar situated cognition Situated Learning skills society specific strategies student interns successful internship supervision tasks techne theory of learning trade Vygotsky's zone of proximal