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Intro to Co-op: Week Two

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Intro to Co-op: Week Two PD1061

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Intro to Co-op Industrial Design
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Intro to Co-op Industrial Design
Beth Herrin
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industrial, Design, DAAP, University of Cincinnati, Co-op




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Intro to Coop Industrial Design Notes Week Two What is Cooperative Education Gaining theory in the classroom then practicing what you learned in the work force Acquiring knowledge about what you want to dowhat works and what doesn t Paid fulltime work for university students usually 3540 hours Concept of coop was created by Herman Schneider at University of Cincinnati Was an electrical engineer working during his studies at UC due to bad economic times Figured out how to combine school and work realized the benefit of going to school working then reflecting on his experiences Created coop over 100 years ago UC first school that embraced the coop program UC has the number 1 program in the nation 57000000 made through coop last year at UC Five coop semesters equal two years of work experience Universities around the world come to learn how to run coop programs Coop works due to the coop triad without all three there can t be a coop Student University Employer Coop program made to help and invest in students University helps get in contact with employers and provides resources for students Employers give students work experience relevant to their field of studymajor Good partners are trustworthy are established in their field Partners experienced with coop may have plans that will help students get the most out of their job experience Students responsible for being a good employee and strengthening the bond between the employer and the university Keeping an open mind being respectful and acting professionally are important as well Students represent UC their coop advisors and other coop students One bad coop student could mean the end of a partnership between employer and university affecting every current and future coop student Be ethical and be smart Don t do stupid things don t steal leave a good impression Summary of Reading Chapter Two Learning Through Cooperative Education 0 Cooperative education method of education that integrates applied experience w academic work Fundamental component of the academic curriculum Good coop programs also involve progression of learning experiences Experiences allow student to gain a more complete understanding of knowledge Build a foundation for future learning University and employer are crucial facilitators for learning 30 Student is the primary and most active agent in own learning Coop will give students new facts skills understandings and attitudes In class all students are taught the same material Same is true for coop most students have common learning experiences Enhance skills in analysis decisionmaking planning communication and interpersonal relations Each coop is unique assignments and experiences differ on an individual basis No precise syllabus that determines all experiences and learning opportunities 30 Due to this student is the agent and beneficiary for your learning Herman Schneider noticed that students w practical experience best grasped subject matter in class Schneider believed that once a student worked with concepts talked about in class they could ask questions and become curious about their studies through their work Coop Learning Follows a Pattern 1 Learning through Coop Job Search How to use tools and resources effectively How to develop an effective resume and interview well How to understand the needs of the workplace How to determine current personal employment goals How to deal with rejection professionally How to be polite and assertive in the workplace How to make decisions and take responsibility for your career path 2 Learning as a Student in the Classroom How to transfer recent experience to classroom activities How to process information in class within the context of practical experience How to ask right questions to increase understanding of theories How to learn as a member of a team 3 Learning as a Coop Employee Can improve communication skills written oral listening presentation Improve conceptualanalytical skills Integrate and demonstrate knowledge and learning new material Enhance professionalinterpersonal skills plus leadershipteamwork skills Understand and effectively use technology relevant to job Become more familiar w career field student is planning to enter Learn about industries that employ students in your field Develop basic business etiquette and understand corporate protocol Be able to adapt to different corporate cultures Get the chance to learn about career paths others have taken and work off of their experiences 3 Without active involvement and reflection student won t get as much as they might otherwise be able to out of coop Coop advisors and job supervisors help students reflect and transfer their learning in the workplace into the classroom and vice versa 0 Incidental learning learning that occurs in the background and might be missed wo reflection The Theory of Coop Learning 0 Institutional learning found in the classroom students learn the theory of their profession student has limited responsibility cannot have full attention devoted to learning bc of different teaching styles and interest of subject to student 0 Lifelong learning found in coop experiences and experiential learning skill that is learned expresses different set of attitudes and behaviors for individuals can transform people into lifelong learners Important Assumptions about Lifelong Learning 1 No one can be completely responsible for someone else s learning 2 Learner must seek desired learning experience learner searches and looks for certain work activities 3 Learner seeks feedback and rewards for accomplishments 4 Learner wants to let the learning process to be progressive and continuous 0 David Kolb developed theoretical model that helps illustrate how learning happens during coops Principles of Experimental Learning According to Kolb People learn best from own experiences What people do is more important than what they know Behaviors and attitudes are visible can become acknowledged and addressed People must be shown how to actually do something and how to improve it instead of someone explaining how to do something Experimental learning moves beyond knowledge turns into skill by creating a learning experience Change in behavior and attitude into one conducive to learning is essential Learning should be enjoyable and rewarding to be remembered for a long time Components of Successful Coop Learning Prior knowledge from the classroom work and life experiences 2 Use and completion of Coop Learning Agreements and Objectives defined by the specific work tasks and competencies that a student is asked to achieve 3 Active student participation by seeking and attaining learning Includes student reflection which is extremely important for understanding shortcomings and strengths in self and others L David Kolb Model of Experimental Learning Continuing cycle kept going by concrete experiences and active learning w concepts Concrete Expenence Reflective Abstract Observation Conceptualization Active Experimentation


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