Emerging models of work-based learning in Scottish higher education

Mills, V., Siebert, S. and Tuff, C. (2008) Emerging models of work-based learning in Scottish higher education. The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. ISBN 9781844828562

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The focus of this report is work-based learning programmes at bachelor's level(Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) level 9). However, in order to illustrate how work-based models are permeating higher education (HE), examples are drawn from programmes at different levels, for example, at SCQF level 11. It is also important to note that in some areas of HE, work-based learning, or at least practice-based learning, is widespread. For example nursing and, arguably, professional education, law and medicine have always had practice elements. The report attempts to identify models of work-based learning that build on Schön's1 position. Essentially, Schön argued that effective professional practice is not merely an application of theory, but a complex mixture of theory and practice and tacit knowledge achieved through reflection, as opposed to the traditional universities assumption that 'general principles' had to be learned and applied. Consequently, the report is not focused on professional practice but it is acknowledged that it is an area that merits consideration given the changes to traditional practice and pedagogy in this area, for example the widespread use of problem-based learning.

Item Type:Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Siebert, Professor Sabina
Authors: Mills, V., Siebert, S., and Tuff, C.
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Publisher:The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
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