Cooperation in work-oriented learning in higher education

Houston, M. , Krüger, K., Molas, A., Osborne, M. and Jiménez, L. (2016) Cooperation in work-oriented learning in higher education. PEOPLE: International Journal of Social Sciences, 2(1), pp. 685-705. (doi:10.20319/pijss.2016.s21.685705)

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Abstract

The paper reports on preliminary findings from an EU funded project on collaboration and partnership between external stakeholders and universities to deliver work-related learning to adults with existing labour market experience in order to increase skills and competences for the knowledge economy as envisaged in Agenda 2020. The paper engages with debates on the professionalization of vocational education and consequently the vocationalisation of university education. It reports relevant data for the six partner countries of the LETAE project and EU averages to provide some context to debates about relative levels of attainment and labour market position. It briefly introduces some data drawn from cases studies of work-related learning in higher education delivered in partnership or collaboration with external stakeholders including local authorities, trade unions, and individual enterprises. Finally, it compares in detail the cases from the UK and Spain as illustrative of specific national responses to work-related learning initiatives.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This publication is based on the results of the project LETAE “Labour Efficiency of Tertiary Adult Education”. It is co-funded with support from the European Commission (539382- LLP- 1-2013-1-ES-ERASMUS-EQR).
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Houston, Dr Muir and Osborne, Professor Michael
Authors: Houston, M., Krüger, K., Molas, A., Osborne, M., and Jiménez, L.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
Journal Name:PEOPLE: International Journal of Social Sciences
Publisher:GRDS Publishing
ISSN:2454-5899
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The author and GRDS Publishing
First Published:First published in PEOPLE: International Journal of Social Sciences 2(1):685-705
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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