Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(10), pp. 1748 - 1758
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051012
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The "P2P" Educational Model Providing Innovative Learning by Linking Technology, Business and Research


Paul Gordon Dickinson *
Department of Business and Management, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland

ABSTRACT

This paper evaluates the effect and potential of a new educational learning model called Peer to Peer (P2P). The study was focused on Laurea, Hyvinkaa's Finland campus and its response to bridging the gap between traditional educational methods and working reality, where modern technology plays an important role. The study describes and evaluates an undergraduate business management programme. A qualitative methodological approach was used in assessing the students' experience of projects with businesses and their theoretical learning without formal lectures. Student feedback via in-depth interviews forms the basis which provides empirical findings from students from different countries. Specific projects involving real businesses within this unique P2P programme are described and assessed within the overall objective. The study concludes that although it requires a different role from both teachers and students the relevance for European education is that both academically and practically this type of model delivers a more employable graduate with more transferable business skills.

KEYWORDS
Peer to Peer Projects, Competences, Learning by Development

Cite this paper
Paul Gordon Dickinson . "The "P2P" Educational Model Providing Innovative Learning by Linking Technology, Business and Research." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.10 (2017) 1748 - 1758. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051012.