Work Based learning: Working the curriculum: approval, delivery and assessment

Aled Williams, Niraj Thurairajah

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Abstract

This pack is designed as a resource for anyone who is designing, developing or modifying an existing curriculum to use with employers. Our aim is to provide materials which address and explore the challenges of designing and delivering work-based learning within the Higher Education system. These can be used to promote an individual understanding of practical and strategic approaches but they are also designed to be used to support staff development for work-based learning.
The pack has been written by practitioners in the field of work-based learning and employer engagement so it has an explicit ‘how to’ focus. Case studies and examples are used throughout to illustrate how engagement and learning in the workplace has taken place. However the pack goes beyond a purely practical focus to explore the motivations of employers and academic institutions in seeking engagement.
The approach taken to the subject represents our collective experience of working with large and small employers in the public and private sector. We recognise that this represents a particular way of addressing challenges and promoting engagement – and there are, of course, many other approaches that are equally effective. Throughout the pack we have explicitly structured activities to encourage readers to develop responses that meet their own circumstances based on their own experience and offered our response as an illustration.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSalford
PublisherCentre for Education in the Built Environment (CEBE)
Number of pages72
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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