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1 Work-based Learning Current Practices from the UK Frank Lyons Director of Foundation Direct National Teaching Fellow University of Portsmouth ACEN Network, Victoria University, Melbourne August

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4 Work-based and Placement Learning Company Partnerships Learning Contract managed Work-based Learning Foundation degrees: frameworks and portfolio Personal Development Planning Corporate degrees Assessing the work-based learner QAA Precepts about work-based Learning Quality Assured Work-based learning

5 Company Partnerships Aerospace : Lockheed Martin, Matra-Marconi. Business : Citibank, Fluor Daniel, Zurich insurance. Communications : ITT Cannon, Ericsson, Vodafone. Computing : IBM, QED, Racal. Defence : RN, Siemens, Plessy, Thales. Service Sector: NHS, Schools, Local Government Manufacturing : Ford, Pall Europe, Pirelli, TRW. Partnership means engagement in the design, delivery and review of learning

6 Partnership Programme: Learning Contracts

7 Learning Contract: Topside redesign of HMS Illustrious Learning Outcomes Project planning Electro Magnetism & Mutual Interference CAD Topside design

8 Employer involvement Skills and Knowledge relevant to work sector Work-based learning minimum of 25% APEL 240 credits but articulation to Bachelors with honours Reflective Practice Personal Development Planning Foundation Degree Framework WBL needs coordinated support for students, tutors and mentors

9 Early Years Care & Education Applied Medical Technology Education Learning Support Medicines Management Education Administration Medical Imaging Working with Young People Oncological Therapy and Young People’s Services Paramedic Science Electronic Engineering Business and Management Construction & Enterprise Police Studies Creative Technology and Enterprise Investigation and Evidence Youth Justice Portsmouth Foundation Degrees

10 Foundation Direct Centre of Excellence in Teaching & Learning Professional Skills: WBL & Mentor management BenchmarkProgress Review Critical Thinking Professional Ethics WBL Project End Review Mentor FD Professional Development Unit Work practice University Units

11 Curriculum planning and legislation LOutcome: Ability to know and put into practice in a designed curriculum the relevant aspects of legislation, regulations and guidance relating to early years curriculum provision that meets the needs of individual children. Assessing WBL in Early Years Care and Education

12 MSc Information Operations

13 WBL Projects Multicultural welcomes (FD with Rose Lodge nursery) EW Operational Support Centre (CD with German MoD) Licence to service and repair aero engines (LC with Hants & Sussex Aviation and Pratt and Whitney) Biometric Identity project with MotionTouch (FD Creative Technology and Enterprise Learning at Work: Learning for Profit

14 Assessing work-based learning outcomes Work –based learners: master lots of information use complicated procedures accurately apply difficult concepts and theories make fresh demands apply established knowledge in fresh, often-messy settings radically explore transform old knowledge synthesise theory, practice and self understanding Employers want graduates with knowledge; intellect; willingness to learn; self management skills; communication skills team working; interpersonal skills (Lee Harvey 1997)

15 Work-based (and Placement) Learning Explicit, planned and appropriately articulated learning Appropriate assessment artefacts Building on existing achievements and knowledge base Multidisciplinary and complex learning\ Responsibilities for learning is shared and understood by stakeholders Staff development A planned period of learning, normally outside the institution at which the student is enrolled, where the learning outcomes are an intended part of a programme of study (QAA. 2001)

16 Mentor Direct

17 Quality Assured FDs FD criteria Sector Skills and Industry standards Trained mentor, student and tutorconnoisseurs Academy WBL Precepts Flexible LOs APELPDP Company and Academy engagement


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