Enhancing Employability in Higher Education through Work Based Learning

Enhancing Employability in Higher Education through Work Based Learning

by Dawn A. Morley (Editor)

Hardcover(1st ed. 2018)

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This book focuses on a renewed interest in work based learning in higher education. Due to an increased emphasis on employability in the graduate population, supported by wider policy changes, work based learning is becoming an increasingly pressing issue in higher education. The authors detail innovations from a breadth of UK universities, where academics have creatively addressed changes in work based learning structure, pedagogy and support systems. These changes in turn recognise the impact of real-life learning experiences on student progression, on both an academic development and a personally transformative level. Encompassing a wide variety of topics, the examples within the book are supported by theory and carefully detailed practice pedagogy. This valuable edited collection will be of interest to practitioners and scholars of work based learning and higher education, as well as a useful practical guide for academic developers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319751658
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 05/25/2018
Edition description: 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dawn A. Morley is a lecturer in Higher Education at the University of Surrey, UK.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
SECTION I. Setting Up University Infrastructures to Support Students in Work Based Learning
Chapter 2. Effective Management of the Tripartite Relationship of Educational Providers, Participants and Employers in Work Based Learning
Chapter 3. Personalising Work Based Learning for a Mass and Diverse Market
Chapter 4. Managing Degree Apprenticeships Through a Work Based Learning Framework: Opportunities and Challenges
SECTION II. Teaching at University to Prepare Students for Work Based Learning
Chapter 5. Use of Simulation as a Tool for Assessment and for Preparing Students for the Realities and Complexities of the Workplace
Chapter 6. Utilising Interprofessional Learning to Engender Employability
Section III. University Strategies to Optimise Students' Learning While in the Work Based Learning Setting
Chapter 7. Embedding Work Based Learning Opportunities into an Undergraduate Curriculum Through Participation in a Touring Dance Company.- Chapter 8. Student Experience of Real-Time Management of Peer Working Groups During Field Trips
SECTION IV. Supporting and Supervising Work Based Learning
Chapter 9. Building Students' Emotional Resilience Through Placement Coaching and Mentoring
Chapter 10. The 'Ebb and Flow' of Student Learning on Placement
SECTION V. Using the University Experience for Work Based Learning for Future Employability
Chapter 11. The Role of the Student Ambassador and Its Contribution to Developing Employability Skills: A Creation of Outward Facing Work Roles
Chapter 12. Enhancing Psychology Students' Employability Through 'Practice to Theory' Learning Following a Professional Training Year
SECTION VI. Promoting Students' Work Based Learning for International Collaboration and Employment
Chapter 13. Exploring the Power of High-Level Postgraduate International Partnership Work Based Learning Programmes
Chapter 14. Developing Global Citizenship: Co-creating Employability Attributes in an International Community of Practice

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