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What is Work-based learning

Global Perspectives on Work-Based Learning Initiatives
A term describing the relationship between learning and work, in German higher education traditionally used for dual study programs, currently taken up in models that function in the triangle of individual, company/workplace and higher education institution.
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Connecting Theory and Practice in Higher Education in Germany
Eva Cendon (University of Hagen, Germany)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 30
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6977-0.ch004
This chapter reviews developments in the German educational system with regard to connecting professional and academic worlds of knowing within higher education programs. After setting the context by giving an overview on the segmentation of the higher education system and the vocational education and training system in Germany, the chapter focuses on recent developments enhancing permeability between these two sectors that manifest as new routes to higher education for professionals. These routes are combined in new ways within the German-wide state-funded competition “Advancement Through Education: Open Universities,” which is exemplary discussed. The chapter closes with summarizing challenges and outlining future perspectives.
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Apprenticeships as a way of Tackling Skills Gaps: The Reform in Apprenticeship Schemes in Malta
Acquisition of knowledge and skills through carrying out – and reflecting on – tasks in a vocational context, either at the workplace (such asalternance training) or in a VET institution.
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The Challenges of Work-Based Learning via Systemic Modelling in the European Union: The Potential Failure of Dual Education Due to Social Expectations in Greece
A training method that enables graduates of all educational levels to gain skills and qualifications that cannot be attained by the formal educational system.
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Integration of Work-Based Learning Into Higher Education for Economic Development in Nigeria
A type of training that takes place in the workplace and structured primarily to provide a learner with opportunity to practice the use of knowledge and skills in the real world.
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Bridging the Gulf Between the Campus and Workplace: The Role of English-Oriented Student Bodies
A theory of learning which focuses on education being based on physical work such as projects rather that book knowledge.
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Designing Work-Based Learning Approaches for Gen Y, Gen Z, and Beyond
Learning that is associated with transformative empowerment within a professional role.
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Methods and Methodology: A Study on Work-Based Learning Research Tools for Career Development
A Work-Based Learning Programme is a process for recognising, creating and applying knowledge through, for and at work which forms part, or all, of a higher education qualification.
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Examining Assessment Tools and Procedures for Work-Based Learning in Pandemic Times
Work-based learning is that learning which happens in a real working environment to develop trainee job knowledge, skills, and professional behavior. It includes learning undertaken as part of workforce development in an organisation.
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A Critical Analysis of Multi-Logical Synergies
Traditionally, a term used to describe a mature person in work engaged in a Higher Educational degree but where the learning outcomes are negotiated and thus tailored and agreed between the student, workplace, and university. Includes similar principles to WIL and HDAs.
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Technology-Enhanced Learning in the Corporate Context
Various models and forms of work-based learning exist both in training and education. For the purpose of this chapter, work-based learning is defined as courses oriented around work-based activities, which may or may not include a classroom components but will include different types of learning activities with a focus on work-based problems; different types of learning resources with a focus on re-use of knowledge and experience from within the company; different times and places for learning activities with a focus on activities being carried out in the workplace; and different ways that people work and network together with a focus on collaboration in the process of doing work-based activities. Work-based learning is guided by a facilitator with a focus on teachable moments in the course structure as well as individual coaching in the workplace, involving regular assessment with the focus on workplace relevance, and integrating a Web-based environment.
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A Revolutionized Model for Teaching Practicum and Assessment: E-PRASMO
A curriculum designed to allow tertiary students to do attachment with relevant industries for a year (3U1I - 3 years university and 1-year industry) or two years (2U2I).
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Work-Based Learning in the United Kingdom: What We Know of Practice and an Example – The WBL Module and WBIS Program at the University of Chester
Term usually used to denote formally accredited experiential learning in the workplace with the emphasis on doing as an outcome.
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