Developing and promoting learning through reflective practice
Jenkinson, Trisha. (2008-03-13)
Jyväskylän ammattikorkeakoulu JAMK University of Applied Sciences
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Julkaisun pysyvä osoite on
The aim of this project was to create a new course orientated program for the BBA students of Kajaani University of applied science (KUAS) Also known in Finnish as the Kajaani Ammattikorkeakoulu (KAMK). The need for this course helped with a practical problem: communication across cultures. The theoretical background is based on Kolb’s learning cycle which was used to enhance learning by doing and support reflective practice learning process. The project Boot-camp shows the experiences had by students through learning activities. It was important to develop students' ability to work in a team environment and learn to structure reflection on issues of experience. Over all it aimed to introduce students to the concept and the functions of a team and how to build a flexible, dynamic and creative team structure. Further more the project was used as a benchmark to identify the above pedagogical skills and to offer the provision for future student collaboration. Involved in the 2004 boot-camp as trainers were outdoor professionals from UK who helped with the added pedagogic abilities. As a result of the Boot-camp, students feel happier with this introductory process to learning. They gave feedback stating more confidence in their own abilities to participate in learning activities and developed constructive learning techniques.