How can blogging during internship strengthen student reflections within their own professional competencies? Internship and Employability: Building a global portfolio

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    Title: How can blogging during internship strengthen student reflections within their own professional competencies? Global Nutrition & Health; BA education Denmark Bachelor´s Degree in Global Nutrition & Health is a 3½ year BA program. The education is part of Metropolitan University College and situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. How is internship part of the program Internship is a central part of the curricula in the GNH programme and the students' engage in internships all over the world twice during the education, first 8 weeks and later 12 weeks. The purpose of internship is to practice hands-on skills, develop employability skills, explore career opportunities, communicate own professional area, networking, and build reflections to how internship prepares for global employments. Requirements of internship all over the world Blogging is a key requirement of the Internship portfolio. A blog adds to growing Portfolio of skills in a global society. To blog during internships has been recommended in other University College settings as a tool for learning due to its associated usefulness in collaborative learning, reflection, communication, and social support (Kwan et al., 2009, Chu et al., 2012). Educational goals of blogs • to facilitate information and knowledge sharing about internship accomplishments above and beyond established learning objectives • to learn from others’ internship experiences • to reflect upon and communicate own profession • to act as a showcase for professional competencies and employability • to understand the profession Global Nutrition & Health • to support and strengthen competencies within social media and health communication • to inspire other students to intern
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelHow can blogging during internship strengthen student reflections within their own professional competencies? : Internship and Employability: Building a global portfolio
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    Publikationsdato12 jun. 2015
    StatusUdgivet - 12 jun. 2015
    BegivenhedThe Global Internship Conference - University College Dublin, Dublin, Irland
    Varighed: 9 jun. 201512 jun. 2015

    Konference

    KonferenceThe Global Internship Conference
    LokationUniversity College Dublin
    Land/OmrådeIrland
    ByDublin
    Periode09/06/1512/06/15

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