BUILDING PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE FORMAL EDUCATIONAL CONTEXTS: THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF ENGINEERING CO-OP PLACEMENTS

Cristina Fabretto
2019 Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA)  
The addition of a co-op component to a traditional academic curriculum creates a unique challenge for those international students who enter the program without a strong command of the English language and with insufficient familiarity with the professional context. This paper investigates that challenge as it relates to the international students enrolled at a Canadian Bachelor of Engineering co-op program. Currently adopted pedagogical practices are reviewed and an argument is introduced for
more » ... is introduced for alternative strategies and solutions to be devised so that academic and professional success is attainable for all students.
doi:10.24908/pceea.vi0.13788 fatcat:2dukmooufffprd4lulsqny5kdq