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1 Professor Stephen Gomez Advanced Professional Development (APD1)

2 Learning institutions  ‘To demonstrate a deep and systematic understanding of work as a valid activity for learning’.  Starting point – university education  Origins of universities was for vocational studies  Degree – allowed people to practice in their profession  Doctorate – allowed people to teach others  Characteristics of universities:  Teaching students – core business  Discipline-based research – informs teaching, applied to industry through knowledge transfer  Assess, accredit & award qualifications

3 The workplace as a learning space  Schön (1983) & Brennan (2005) – learning is an integral and ongoing feature of work;  Human capital theory (Schultz, 1961; Becker, 1964)  ‘people are an organisation’s greatest resource’;  Increase in ‘physical capital’ explains only part of the growth of the economy;  Another part is education, skills & training of the workforce;  Cost-benefit analysis of training & education

4 Intellectual capital  Brennan – develops human capital to intellectual capital  Vital to economic success  Encourages knowledge creation  Application of new knowledge to the workplace  Garnett et al (2009) – intellectual capital as a true measure of the wealth of an organisation  Organisation is not measured as a place of production but as a place of thinking

5 Characteristics of new workplace knowledge  There are a number of ways that new knowledge from the workplace differs from that generated by univeristies  Alignment – interdisciplinary vs subject disciplines  Usage – immediate vs longer term  Codification – hard to codify vs highly codified  Networks & collaboration – communities of practice

6 Workplace vs university settings Workplace settingUniversity setting PracticalTheoretical InterdisciplinaryDisciplinary InformalFormal AppliedFoundational ContextualGeneralisable

7 Further reading & citations  Australian national Training Authority (2003) review of Training Packages in Austrlia  Gary S. Becker (1964, 1993, 3rd ed.). Human Capital: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis, with Special Reference to Education.. Chicago, University of Chicago Press. ISBN  Brennan, L. (2005) Integrating work based learning into higher education. Report, Bolton: University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC).  Garnett, Costley and Workman (2009)  Schultz, T (1961) "Education and Economic Growth," in Social Forces Influencing American Education, N.B. Henry, ed., Chicago: University of Chicago Press.  Waterhouse, R. (2002) Widening participation and the distributed university. In: Roodhouse, S. & Hemsworth, D. (Eds) Widening participation in the workplace, a new agenda for further and higher education, Bolton: Proceedings of the University Vocational Awards Council.

8 This resource was created by the University of Plymouth, Learning from WOeRK project. This project is funded by HEFCE as part of the HEA/JISC OER release programme.Learning from WOeRK This resource is licensed under the terms of the Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/).http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ The resource, where specified below, contains other 3 rd party materials under their own licenses. The licenses and attributions are outlined below: The name of the University of Plymouth and its logos are unregistered trade marks of the University. The University reserves all rights to these items beyond their inclusion in these CC resources. The Higher Education Academy and JISC logos are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution -non-commercial- No Derivative Works 2.0 UK England & Wales license. All reproductions must comply with the terms of that license. Author Stephen Gomez Title Work as a valid activity for learning Description Date Created August 2011 Educational Level 7 Keywords UKOER, Learning from WOeRK, LFWOER, UOPCPDWBL, Work-Based Learning, WBL, Continuous Professional Development, CPD, Advanced Professional Development Back page originally developed by the OER phase 1 C-Change project ©University of Plymouth, 2011, some rights reserved


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