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The implementation of the internship as a coursework in teaching and learning vocational education

Amin, N. F. and Latif, A. A. and Arsat, M. and Suhairom, N. and Jumaat, N. F. and Ismail, M. E. (2020) The implementation of the internship as a coursework in teaching and learning vocational education. Journal of Technical Education and Training, 12 . pp. 82-90. ISSN 2229-8932


Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.30880/jtet.2020.12.01.009


Internship is one of the common practices of higher education institutions in Malaysia for enhancing the learning experience and technical skills among their students. Students who follow the internship programme are found not only to be able to develop their professional attributes but also have the opportunity to acquire professional networks and career paths. Besides being a conventional approach that links students with real-world employment experience for a programme, internship can also be implemented for a specific course within a programme. The article discusses the implementation of an internship programme as a pedagogical approach in providing experiential learning for a specific course, i.e., Foundation and Concrete Work. This study involved 51 second-year students who were pursuing a degree in vocational education at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Analysis on the impact of the internship experience indicates that the internship programme is an effective pedagogical approach for experiential learning for foundation and concrete work course.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:internship, teaching and learning, vocational education
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
ID Code:86925
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:22 Oct 2020 04:15
Last Modified:22 Oct 2020 04:15

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