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Getting Ready for the Real World: Student Perspectives on Bringing Industry Collaboration into the Classroom
Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Sara B. Marcketti, Iowa State University
  • Elena E. Karpova, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2014
Abstract
Learning through industry collaborations is critical in decreasing the gap between the real world and the academic environment. Working on challenges drawn from industry can increase students' knowledge and future employability, thus enhancing labor force preparation. This study explored students' perceptions (n = 110) of the benefits and challenges of working with industry projects as part of a creative thinking and problem-solving course. As a result of the industry collaboration, students reported more meaning to their learning experiences, deeper relevance to their future career paths, and increased motivation to deliver quality outcomes for industry and their class instructors. The challenges included pressure to impress industry representatives and the complexity of real-world problems.
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This article is from Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences, 2014 106(1); 27-31. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
Language
en
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application/pdf
Citation Information
Sara B. Marcketti and Elena E. Karpova. "Getting Ready for the Real World: Student Perspectives on Bringing Industry Collaboration into the Classroom" Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences Vol. 106 Iss. 1 (2014) p. 27 - 31
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sara_marcketti/95/