Work Based Learning (WBL) as an Integrated Curriculum: Partnership Development and Delivery by H.E. and the Labour Market

7 Participating countries:
Start: 01/10/2011
Project Reference: 518586-LLP-1-2011-1-UK-ERASMUS-ECUE
EC Grant: 281726.0 EUR
Part of :

Education and training\Life long learning (2007-2013)\ERASMUS\Cooperation between Universities and Enterprises

Summary

Member states, to a greater or lesser extent, have been experimenting for some time with the development of flexible learning pathways including models of Work Based Learning (WBL), accredited prior learning and accredited experiential learning. It has recently become an important theme in the development of approaches to ensure that HE provides work/practice relevant learning. It figures strongly in discussion of employability, work relevant skills, 'graduateness' and lifelong learning (LLL). Many models have emerged, with varying degrees of success. Outside those areas governed by strong professional bodies - where practitioners play a central role - the curriculum is largely determined by academic staff. Practice experience, where it exists, is taken to have general experiential value, is often not assessed/accredited against formal qualification requirements, and does not involve the enterprise. This project focuses on the fully integrated approach to work relevant curriculum development. Fundamental to this project is the exchange and interchange of experiences and approaches that have evolved in this area; to work in partnership with a range of stakeholders so that we might distil and synthesise into a set of guiding principles, frameworks and/or models that can be transferred to a range of contexts and inform effective integration of WBL into the curriculum; and thereby facilitating greater cooperation between HEI's and enterprises, making education more open and relevant to the needs of the labour market as well as the individual student or 'practitioner'. Typically such programmes have been the domain of large multinationals and environments governed by professional bodies. We aim to present our findings in such a way so as to articulate the dynamics and essential success factors making them available as reference material, in a range of formats, to a wide audience including small and medium sized enterprises.

Results

Results for this project are not available.

Coordinator

Leeds Metropolitan University

The Grange, Headingley Campus, , LS16 5LF, Leeds
andrew.slade@leedsmet.ac.uk
0113 81 26175


Partners

3s Unternehmensberatung GmbH
Wiedner Hauptstraße , 18 1040 Vienna
+43/1/585 09 15-30
Universitat Jaume I
Av. De Vicent Sos Baynat s/n, 12071 Castellón de la Plana
+34 964 729799
FH JOANNEUM Gesellschaft mbH
Alte Poststraße , 149 8020 Graz
0043-316-5453-6910
Vaasan ammattikorkeakoulu Oy
Wolffintie , 30 65200 Vaasa
+358 207 663400
DAA Deutsche Angestellten Akademie Institut Berlin und Branden
Ordensmeisterstr., 15 12099 Berlin
+493056821983
České vysoké učení technické v Praze, Fakulta strojní
Technická , 4 166 07 Prague
+420 224359313
Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie
Rakowicka , 27 31-510 Krakow
+48 012 2935049
3s Unternehmensberatung GmbH
Wiedner Hauptstraße , 18 1040 Vienna
+43/1/585 09 15-30
Universitat Jaume I
Av. De Vicent Sos Baynat s/n, 12071 Castellón de la Plana
+34 964 729799
FH JOANNEUM Gesellschaft mbH
Alte Poststraße , 149 8020 Graz
0043-316-5453-6910
Vaasan ammattikorkeakoulu Oy
Wolffintie , 30 65200 Vaasa
+358 207 663400
DAA Deutsche Angestellten Akademie Institut Berlin und Branden
Ordensmeisterstr., 15 12099 Berlin
+493056821983
České vysoké učení technické v Praze, Fakulta strojní
Technická , 4 166 07 Prague
+420 224359313
Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie
Rakowicka , 27 31-510 Krakow
+48 012 2935049

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