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Best practice for supporting students in the workplace.

Aiken, Fiona and MacQueen, Hilary (2018). Best practice for supporting students in the workplace. In: Proceedings of the 10th EDEN Research Workshop.

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Abstract

We investigated the academic performance of distance-taught student Paramedics and the effect of workplace support measures offered by their employers. Using a combination of quantitative, qualitative and open text data, we identified factors important for student success and well-being. Dedicated study time was not a significant predictor of student success, but was related to the quality of achievement as measured by pass grade. More important for success were less tangible factors such as relationship with a mentor, and being part of a supportive peer group. It is important to accord prominence to these features, and to build them into new course design. Care must also be taken that placements elsewhere be well organised, and students proactively supported while undertaking them.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 The Authors
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Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Factors affecting student success in the workplaceNot SetThe Open University (OU)
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Research Group: eSTEeM
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Item ID: 57605
Depositing User: Hilary MacQueen
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2018 10:07
Last Modified: 03 May 2019 12:04
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/57605
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