This Handbook provides a state-of –the art overview of the field of workplace learning from a global perspective. The authors are all well-placed theoreticians, researchers, and practitioners in this burgeoning field , which cuts across higher education, vocational education and training, post-compulsory secondary schooling, and lifelong education. The volume provides a broad–based, yet incisive analysis of the range of theory, research, and practical developments in workplace learning. The SAGE Handbook of Workplace Learning draws together a wide range of views, theoretical dispositions, and assertions and provides a leading-edge presentation by key writers and researchers with insight into the field and its current state.
Chapter 29: Workplace Learning and Higher Education
Workplace Learning and Higher Education
In higher education (HE), workplace learning can become a part of a university's learning and teaching framework through a flexible and often negotiated curriculum provision. This is usually in the form of work-based learning (WBL) modules and programmes of study, foundation degrees, accreditation of learning gained from work, short courses, continual professional development courses, and other initiatives designated as workplace learning. WBL programmes and modules in higher education (HE) build on workplace learning by positioning the learner as bringing professional expertise and experience to the table of higher education programmes. For the purposes of this chapter work based and workplace are used synonymously.
The learning and teaching approaches used by workplace (or work based) learning practitioners in ...