Work-integrated learning in postgraduate design research: Regional collaboration between the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong

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Instead of only staying in the university to carry out research, postgraduate research students nowadays are expected to gain knowledge and experience through work-integrated learning. The advantages of this kind of learning include better support and facilities for research and more comprehensive and indepth experience in the research area. The learning also provides an opportunity for students to gain other research experience and explore other research interests. However, sometimes such kind of learning opportunity is not available or not the best available locally, therefore work-integrated learning is necessary or better to be carried out in remote regions. Taking regional collaboration of work-integrated learning for postgraduate design research students between the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong as a case study, this chapter discusses the advantages, merits, issues, and problems of regional collaboration. The chapter then identifies possibilities for improvement and directions for further investigation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWork-Integrated Learning in Engineering, Built Environment and Technology
Subtitle of host publicationDiversity of Practice in Practice
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781609605476
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011

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