THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WORK PLACEMENT AND FINAL YEAR PROJECT. A PROPOSAL FOR ACTION TUTORIAL TO GUIDE THE STUDENTS IN THIS WORK
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2009 Proceedings
Publication year: 2009
Conference name: 3rd International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 9-11 March, 2009
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Within the framework for reflection opened by the European Space for Higher Education this article analyses the role of work placement as part of degree courses – and its relation with the final degree project and the final degree work project.
This article is structured on the comparison between two modes of understanding work placement. One mode is represented by a degree course in which a final degree project has traditionally been required: agricultural and agri-forestal engineering (a masters course in food science engineering); and the other mode is represented by a more general degree: management and public administration.
The study begins with an examination of the current work placement situation and concludes by proposing a methodology for monitoring tutorials and guiding students in their work.
This proposal is believed to be relevant for the degree courses cited when work placement requirements are introduced into the study plan, as well as being relevant for other degree courses.
Keywords: methodology, work placement, final year project, supervision.