Practice-Based Learning

Internships for the longest time have been thought of as the gold standard in experiential learning. Students learn in an authentic environment imbued with a distinctive culture, under a manager with extensive work experience, and on projects that are potentially important to the future of that business. The BiP program uses practice-based learning to transform the internship into an on campus experience. It is based on three essential elements. They are:

  • Developmental Goals
  • ISA2 Learning
  • Authenticity

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Rather than focusing on the mastery of a body of knowledge or a set of principles, practice-based learning concentrates on the development of the individual learner. The emphasis is on learning as a process that in many ways never ends. It is a process that is designed to help the student make connections to the real world in ways that will help launch their professional careers.

The type of learning is what we call ISA2 (informal, situated, active and applied). It is designed to be informal so that our students can take advantage of the tacit knowledge and experience that our working practitioners have developed over their professional careers. Learning is situated within the culture, standards, and way of doing things that our practitioners bring with them into the classroom. It is both active and applied. Students learn by doing as they actively engage with the material, each other, and the practitioner/instructor.

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