Discovery and innovation in the undergraduate learning experience

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Title: Discovery and innovation in the undergraduate learning experience
Authors: Bradley, Finbarr
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Date: 31-Jul-2007
Online since: 2017-07-26T14:54:56Z
Abstract: This article argues that an overhaul of undergraduate education in Ireland is needed. It asserts that at present most students leave university short-changed, never having been exposed to the riches of discovery and research. A framework founded on research and inquiry is designed to stimulate learning and innovation through action. It is argued that a coherent institutional mission is essential, with exploration, creativity and practice as the core of the undergraduate experience. An approach based on inter-disciplinarity, collaborative learning, identity and place as guiding features is developed along with a discussion of how this might be implemented so graduates are prepared for living and working in a knowledge-driven sustainable society.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Journal: Irish Educational Studies
Volume: 26
Issue: 3
Start page: 301
End page: 313
Copyright (published version): 2007 Educational Studies Association of Ireland
Keywords: LearningUniversity educationInnovationUndergraduates
DOI: 10.1080/03323310701491588
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
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