Work-Based Learning: A New Higher Education?

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-02-01
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill

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Work-based learning is a radical approach to the notion of higher education. Students undertake study for a degree or diploma primarily in their workplace and their learning opportunities are not contrived for study purposes but arise from normal work. The role of the university is to equip and qualify people already in employment to develop lifelong learning skills, not through engagement with existing disciplines, bodies of knowledge or courses defined by the university, but through a curriculum unique for each person. The organizations in which students work benefit directly through projects that advance the enterprise as well as contributing to student learning. The arrangement is a three-way partnership - involving organization, learner and university. In this arrangement, individuals' learning is linked to the strategic goals of the organization, together with the knowledge and experience they bring to the learning. The key responsibility at the university is the recognition, assessment and accreditation of the learning.Work-based Learning is the first comprehensive book on this major innovation and:*locates work-based learning as part of major changes influencing universities*includes contributions from many of the pioneers of work-based learning*provides accessible accounts of the teaching, learning and assessment practices involved*examines the impact of this innovation on the institutions in which it is introduced*explores the changes in academic work practices associated with work-based learning and the challenges these present to academics

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Acknowledgments ix
Abbreviations x
Part 1: Framing Work-based Learning 1(58)
New Practices for New Times
David Boud
Nicky Solomon
Colin Symes
Repositioning Universities and Work
David Boud
Nicky Solomon
Knowledge at Work: Issues of Learning
David Boud
Creating a Work-based Curriculum
David Boud
Part 2: Case Studies 59(142)
From Once Upon a Time to Happily Ever After: The Story of Work-based Learning in the UK Higher Education Sector
Norman Evans
Making It Work Institutionally
Derek Portwood
Ensuring a Holistic Approach to Work-based Learning: The Capability Envelope
John Stephenson
Working with Partners to Promote Intellectual Capital
Jonathan Garnett
Alison Comerford
Neville Webb
The Possibilities in a Traditional University
Lynne Caley
Implementing Work-based Learning for the First Time
Jenny Onyx
Smart Work: What Industry Needs from Partnerships
Nicholas Shipley
A Challenge to Assessment and Quality Assurance in Higher Education
Richard Winter
Setting the Standards: Judging Levels of Achievement
Frank Lyons
Mike Bement
Earning Academic Credit for Part-time Work
Iain S. Marshall
Lynn S. M. Cooper
Part 3: Past, Present and Future 201(27)
Capital Degrees: Another Episode in the History of Work and Learning
Colin Symes
Future Directions for Work-based Learning: Reconfiguring Higher Education
David Boud
Nicky Solomon
Index 228

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