Employment based projects for electrical power foundation degrees

Dani Strickland, Lee Jenkins, Steve Luke, Jane Andrews

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to describe an exploratory study using an action research approach to improve student work based distance learners' independent research skills through an industrial project to increase their value to their employer. Students undertake a 20 credit industrial project with the key aim to develop on taught material and undertake independent research within the context of the work place. Although there were some good projects each year, a number of projects were not helping the students reach their full potential or adding value to their respective company's business. The 'action research' approach helped identify issues and put in place a number of remedial solutions as described in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 52nd International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2017
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
Volume2017-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781538623442
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2017
Event52nd International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2017 - Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Duration: 28 Aug 201731 Aug 2017

Conference

Conference52nd International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2017
CountryGreece
CityHeraklion, Crete
Period28/08/1731/08/17

Keywords

  • Distance Learning
  • Power Engineering Education
  • Work based learning

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    Strickland, D., Jenkins, L., Luke, S., & Andrews, J. (2017). Employment based projects for electrical power foundation degrees. In 2017 52nd International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2017 (Vol. 2017-January, pp. 1-6). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/UPEC.2017.8231876