Work-integrated learning in maritime archaeology: an Australian approach

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2009
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Staniforth, Mark
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Common Ground Publishing
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Abstract
In recent years the Maritime Archaeology Program (MAP) at Flinders University has developed an innovative work-integrated learning program, in association with industry partners that includes fieldwork opportunities and internships (work-placements). This is largely in response to suggestions from consultancy companies and government agencies about the lack of job-ready skills among maritime archaeology graduate students. This is a very flexible program that aims to provide students with opportunities of at least two weeks and up to 3 months to develop both fieldwork skills and more general work practices. This paper will argue that work-integrated learning assists the graduates to get a position and then helps them to do well in that job. Participating in daily work practices and experiencing fieldwork are seen as keys in producing work-ready graduates.
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Archaeological, Archeological, Archaeology, Archeology, Australia, Fieldwork, Maritime archaeology, Work-integrated learning, Internship
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Staniforth, M., 2009. Work-integrated learning in maritime archaeology: an Australian approach. International Journal of Learning, 16(8), 519-528.