Towards a Context-engaged Approach to Work-based Learning

Felce, Alison (2010) Towards a Context-engaged Approach to Work-based Learning. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (4-1). pp. 20-35.

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Providers of tertiary education are involved in the ‘employer engagement’ agenda in many different ways and with a range of expectations from the learner, the employer and the education provider. The education sector has been criticised for its lack of understanding of employers’ needs and for not providing employable graduates or an education experience that meets the requirements of the 21st century marketplace. In order to meet the market need it is essential to first identify that need and a methodology for its fulfilment. This discussion paper explains the work being undertaken to develop a model to ensure that a work-based learning (WBL) curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the context for which it has been developed. This model identifies factors in both the external environment as well as the internal environment that can inform the WBL curriculum and builds on previous work by Garnett (2007) and Stewart (1997). The paper explains the development of the model and its application within the context of the University of Wolverhampton, a post-1992 university in the UK Midlands.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LATHE) was published by the University of Gloucestershire between 2005 and 2011. LATHE was edited by Phil Gravestock and Michele Hills. Publication has ceased, the final issue was issue No.5
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Professional Services > Academic Development Unit
Research Priority Areas: Society and Learning
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2016 13:38
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2021 06:32

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