4A - Reflecting on the Use of Graduate Skills and Attributes for Co-operative and Work-integrated Education

Evolution of Co-operative Education
3:00 PM, Monday 30 Jul 2018 (55 minutes)
Concordia, John Molson Building (MB) - The Goodman Institute- Suite MB 10.121

A brief overview will be provided on research inspired by an employer articulating a need for students to "hit the ground running" in an effort to define observed skills gaps. Meanwhile some professional organizations such as the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) have defined graduate attributes. This study initiated an exploration to consider establishing a framework of graduate skills and attributes for curriculum design in Co-op and WIL. The study explored the graduate skills and attributes that students and employers expect to be developed during the Co-op experience. The session will review the study and solicit feedback through group discussions.

Learning Outcomes

  • To provide a review of the motivation and background for the study
  • Present findings of the study concerning student and employer expectations on developing graduate skills and attributes
  • Solicit feedback on the findings and explore potential future research
Dalhousie University: Science, Information Technology, Engineering Co-operative Education (SITE Co-op)

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