Work based learning: journeys to the core of higher education

Garnett, Jonathan and Costley, Carol and Workman, Barbara, eds. (2009) Work based learning: journeys to the core of higher education. Middlesex University Press, London. ISBN 9781904750192

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Middlesex University has pioneered the development of work based learning within higher education since the early 1990s, gaining a Queen’s Anniversary prize in 1996 for excellence and innovation, and awarded a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning by the Higher Education Funding Council. Work Based Learning – Journeys to the Core of Higher Education brings that expertise to this book, which offers a wealth of information and numerous real-life examples of introducing Work Based Learning (WBL) into the workplace and as a core curriculum in universities. The book offers various ways of applying WBL within modules, programme short courses and subject disciplines and within the generic fields of work based learning and professional studies. The book identifies and explores the multiple journeys of work based learning to the core of higher education. It will be of interest to educational practitioners seeking to capitalise upon work based learning in higher education programmes. Barbara Workman is Director of the Centre of Excellence in Work Based Learning at Middlesex University. Her background is in nursing and teaching with expertise in accreditation of organisational and individual experiential learning, and facilitation of work based learning across all higher education levels. She is committed to sharing, spreading and facilitating good practice in WBL across a range of Higher Education activities. Jonathan Garnett is Professor of Work Based Knowledge and the Director of the Institute for Work Based Learning at Middlesex University. Jonathan has sixteen years experience at the leading edge of the development of work based learning programmes with public and private sector organisations in the UK and internationally. Carol Costley is head of the Work Based Learning Research Centre at Middlesex University. She works with individuals and organisations in the private, public, community and voluntary sectors internationally in the teaching and learning of work based programmes, particularly in Cyprus where she has developed the Work Based Learning and Doctorate in Professional Studies programmes since 1996. Carol is the convenor of the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning, Work Based Learning network.1998–present and executive member of UALL.

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Research Areas:Institute for Work Based Learning
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