Understanding Work-Based Learning


Author: John Mumford

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317004515

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

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This important book is for anyone who wants to make the most of work-based learning: employees, employers, educationalists, policy makers and researchers. It sheds light on ways of giving full-time employees the chance to take up learning opportunities which are of the same level and rigour as those on offer to the full time student. It approaches the subject from the perspective of the learner, drawing on case studies to provide detailed insight. It suggests that universities already have in place much of the machinery needed to support learners who are in work: they just don't make enough use of it. Look closely and you will find a substantial legacy of this kind of activity by universities. This is a book about seizing opportunities. In one volume, Understanding Work-Based Learning makes a valuable contribution to current employer engagement and learner demand debates, and provides first hand learner experiences to guide existing and potential work based learners, employers, educationalists, policy makers, and researchers.

Partnerships in Work Based Learning


Author: Veronica Swallow,Hazel Chalmers

Publisher: Northumbria University Press

ISBN: 9781904794035

Category: Education

Page: 204

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Examining the principles of accredited work-based learning, this book introduces some of the key practice and education issues currently facing professionals and includes discussion of the challenges encountered when trying to combine academic and practice development. Based on real-life experiences, this book is a useful resource for practitioners and educators involved in higher education programs that combine practice and academic learning.

Working Knowledge

Work-based Learning and Education Reform


Author: Thomas Raymond Bailey,Katherine L. Hughes,David Thornton Moore

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415945660

Category: Education

Page: 246

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This book describes and analyzes the current state of work-based learning in the US. It begins with a review of the history of work-based learning and its place in policy-making around school reform, which establishes the theoretical and empirical basis for the rest of the book. Based on over five years of research on work-based learning in high school and community college programs across the country, it explores the potential for using work-based learning as part of a broad education reform strategy. The authors emphasize the importance of situated learning in understanding work-based learning and in creating engaging and educational experiences for youth.

Work-Based Learning

Bridging Knowledge and Action in the Workplace


Author: Joseph A. Raelin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470260807

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 380

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Work-based learning is Joe Raelin’s unique way of incorporating a number of action strategies—such as action learning, action science, and communities of practice—into a comprehensive framework to help people learn collectively with others. In this thoroughly updated and revised edition, he demonstrates how to engage our reflective powers to challenge those taken-for-granted assumptions that unwittingly hold us back from questioning standard ways of operating. A well-known popular author, Joe is an avid student of the many traditions that support work-based learning, so he presents an inclusive model that has wide appeal across disciplines and occupations. He provides readers with the most recent updates in the field, such as his coverage of virtual team learning, portfolios, multisource feedback, critical and global action learning, and changes in educational policy. Whether you're an organizational or college educator, this book will help you make learning accessible to everyone—and even contagious within your organization!

The Handbook of Work Based Learning


Author: Ian Cunningham,Graham Dawes

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317029356

Category: Education

Page: 318

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Organizational leaders, governments and trade unions all agree that learning is fundamental to organizational and economic success. The question is how it should best be supported. The Handbook of Work Based Learning delivers a compelling answer to this question. Learning needs to be based in the realities of organizational life. This unique, groundbreaking handbook provides a definitive guide to the set of strategies, tactics and methods for supporting work based learning. The three main parts of the Handbook, which focus in turn on strategies, tactics and methods, are written for both the learner and the professional developer alike. Each includes a description of the process (strategy, tactic or method), provides examples of what it looks like in action, explains the benefits and the likely limitations and provides a set of operating hints for applying the process. Nothing has been neglected, so alongside detailed descriptions of what to do and how to do it, the authors have included the Declaration on Learning, created by thirteen of the major figures in the field of organizational learning, a section guiding you towards routes for gaining qualifications, along with a well-researched set of references and further reading.

Work-Based Learning

A New Higher Education?


Author: Boud, David,Solomon, Nicky

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335205801

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 4436

Locates work-based learning as part of the major changes influencing universities and explores the changes in academic work practices associated with work- based learning and the challenges these present to academics.

Work-Based Learning in Primary Care


Author: Jonathan Burton,Neil Jackson

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857759969

Category: Medical

Page: 167

View: 2099

A practical guide describing what work-based learning is, how it works and what makes it effective. It includes case studies taken from personal accounts of learning experiences from members of primary care teams.

Learning Through the Workplace

A Guide to Work-based Learning


Author: David Gray

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748765041

Category: Education

Page: 195

View: 3882

This new text takes a practical approach to providing information on learning theories and application and how we measure learning and skills. It considers how people learn, processes of learning and learning resources. It is a must have source of reference for those involved in the development, training and assessing of people learning in a work-based environment.

A Model for Work-based Learning


Author: Belle Y. Alderman,Patricia Milne

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810850206

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 4377

Work-based learning, in which professional work experience is closely integrated with professional study, now forms an important part of many courses in tertiary institutions. A Model for Work-Based Learning offers a plan designed to enhance the professional experience through facilitated mentoring and reflective learning, and is based on an internship that has proven highly successful over the last ten years at the University of Canberra. This strategy, which features collaborative teaching and learning, is applicable to other professional courses within tertiary environments. Part 1 describes the research base for all aspects of the model and shows how a program based on the theoretical model can be implemented, bringing together facilitated mentoring and theory. Part 2 contains a range of activities that can be used by educators during all aspects of the work experience, from preparing students and mentors through assisting the student's move into the professional workforce. The conclusion explores the crucial success factors of the work-based learning model. This volume is an invaluable guide to educators and mentors in the workplace.