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Supporting Informal Learning in Higher Education Internships

Claudio Melacarne
University of Siena, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0003-4919-1576


This paper addresses several critical issues relating to the organization of internships at universities, dealing above all with ‘curricular’ internships, i.e., those apprenticeship experiences included as mandatory in university courses. Starting from the idea of ‘informal learning’, the paper shows the strong connection between new workplace needs and the potentiality of pedagogical and reflective approaches in designing internship experiences
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Keywords: higher education, reflective practices, informal learning



Pages: 51-63

Published by: Firenze University Press

Publication year: 2018

DOI: 10.36253/978-88-6453-672-9.12

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