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1 HEA Flexible Learning Conference: July 22 nd & 23 rd 2013 Dr Barbara Workman Institute for Work Based Learning

2 Three into One goes Three: Using Negotiated Work Based Learning Project Modules in a Flexible Curriculum to build Programmes for Learners, Employers and HE Provision

3 Work Based Learning Curriculum Adapted from Experiential Learning Cycle (Kolb 1984)

4 Programme design 25/04/2014Slide 4 Work Based Project Practitioner Inquiry Professional Development Review of Learning and Accreditation

5 Project Options 25/04/2014Slide 5 Negotiated WBL Projects Credits 10, 15,20, 30, 40, 60 Academic level 4, 5, 6, 7 Learning outcomes, 4 or 6 APEL, Individual Profession Organisation

6 Individual Learners use NWBL Projects Frame APEL in a structured and consistent way around specific learning outcomes Use a Professional Development module to argue the case for exploring project topics Negotiated content within a planned individual programme built to fill credit and knowledge gaps As a capstone project to complete a major award 25/04/2014Slide 6

7 Example of Individual Students use of NWBL Projects 25/04/2014Slide 7 NWBL Final Capstone Project – Choice of 30, 40 or 60 credits at L 6 Core WBL Modules 30 @ L 5, 30 @ L6 APEL 60 @ L5 60 @ L4 Certificated learning 60 @ L4 NWBL Projects 30 - 60 @ L6 Accredited in- house training 30 @ L5

8 Examples of APEL titles Health and safety training Intervention scheme Managing Data First Aid Managing projects Mentoring colleagues Dealing with conflict Delivering training 25/04/2014Slide 8

9 Individual students project titles Impact of Breakfast Clubs in a secondary school Creating and Managing a Guitar Tuition Business An Investigation into the Training of Advanced Drivers 3D interactive video for Greek as a second language Agile UX Design: Continuous Collaborative Product Evolution The Culinary Art, Theory and Practice and how Students put it into Effect 25/04/2014Slide 9

10 Meeting HE Programme Development Needs School / Discipline Based: e.g. BA PP in Performing Arts, Ad Dip Project management Just-in-time programme development – captures funding or curriculum development need: e.g. PG Cert Research methods, preceptorship portfolio Offers a pilot or short term validation option: e.g. PGCert Digital Inclusion, JISC Project XCri Response to professional developments/ requirements: e.g. Safeguarding children CPD, Complementary therapies regulation 25/04/2014Slide 10

11 Employers/ Professional Bodies Advanced Diploma/ PG Cert Professional Practice in Retail Banking Practice 2/3 accreditation, 1/3 tailored NWBLP Foundation Degrees: Professional Practice in Construction Operations Management Includes recognition from Accrediting Bodies – AP(E)L options & tailored Learning Outcomes Progression to Level 6 Higher Apprentice Award 25/04/2014Slide 11

12 Composition of Foundation Degree in Construction Operations Management 25/04/2014Slide 12 6 x 15 credit @ level 4 modules: 4 Subject specific 1 HA requirement: PLTS @ L4 1 HE requirement: Skills for HE study @ L 4 Year 0ne 2 x level 4 Option module @ 15 credits 3 x Level 5 Subject specific @ 15 credits 1 x HA requirement – PLTS 2 @ L 5 credits Year Two 2 x level 5 @15 credit Option modules 1 x Level 5 @ 30 credits Project Management Module (HE requirement) Year Three

13 Programme Approval Process Individual – embedded within CPD module Rationale for programme, Title, composition, ethical appraisal for professional practice, evidence based Part of the WBL Framework Assessment processes: validated agreed process Title options: Work Based Learning Studies ( X specific title) Professional Practice in X specific title 25/04/2014Slide 13

14 WBL Framework Programme Approval Panel Use of the WBL Framework by Schools, Organisations, Professional Bodies Scrutiny by Academic Quality dept, reps from other Schools, IWBL Process involves applications considering: Negotiated Programme Outcomes; Negotiated Module Learning Outcomes tailored to reflect the relevant areas of work/practice; Negotiated approaches to Learning, Teaching and Assessment to reflect the relevant area of work/practice Title of award e.g. xxx specific Practice, WBLS, or PP 25/04/2014Slide 14

15 Any questions? Thank you! 25/04/2014Slide 15

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