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1 WBL what and why

2 So what is it?

3 Other views Work Based Learning: A learning experience that connects knowledge and skills obtained in the classroom to those needed outside the classroom, and comprises a range of activities and instructional strategies designed to assist students in developing or fulfilling their education plans (WAC ). Possibly backwards???

4 Other Views Learning gained from work experience that involves the development of programme content from work roles. Based on the principle that learning, wherever it takes place and provided that it can be assessed, can be used to provide credit towards the achievement of academic awards. (University of Birmingham)

5 Other Views work-based learning is regarded as learning that is integral to a higher education programme and is usually achieved and demonstrated through engagement with a workplace environment, the assessment of reflective practice and the designation of appropriate learning outcomes.

6 Your View

7 But placements as the learning achieved during an agreed and negotiated period of learning that takes place outside the institution at which the full or part-time student is enrolled or engaged in learning. Difference??

8 Importance Changing role of Universities – what are we for?? Changing market?

9 Work based/related Learning to work Seen as learning skills and knowledge and understanding that is directly relevant to the work place – could be in the work place

10 Work based/related Learning for work Seen as learning in an education setting that has some (often indirect) application to the work place.

11 Work based/related Learning from work Seen as learning derived from the workplace, experienced based – but learning may occur during work or after. Has a deterministic thrust

12 Making the experience less painful! By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. - Confusisus

13 WBL in HE – golden triangle Student Employer HEI TACIT Ordered Declarative Functional Humanistic

14 Some issues Whos learning for whom? What are the employers expectations? Epistemology of knowledge

15 Employer perspectives? Humanistic employers. Employer autonomy is very important. Welcome independence Employers who want training cheaply, delivered on the premises. Autonomy is considered important but there is considerable procedure and process control. Employers that consider education and training takes place in the training room,- but learnt on the job. Quite formulaic want something they can hold in advance for their investment – (where is the learner)

16 Square the Circle

17 Great leap

18 What it looks like Reflective practice 2 x 15 Credits Work Based Learning 1/2 x 15 Credits Personal and Professional Development and academic skills 30 Credits Enquiry in Practice 15 Credits Choice from portfolio 2X 15 Credits

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