Postgraduate work-based learning programmes in English higher education: exploring case studies of organizational practice

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93272
Title:
Postgraduate work-based learning programmes in English higher education: exploring case studies of organizational practice
Authors:
Smith, P. J. (Paul); Preece, D. (David)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. Teesside Business School.
Citation:
Smith, P. and Preece, D. (2009) 'Postgraduate work-based learning programmes in English higher education: exploring case studies of organizational practice', Journal of Vocational Education & Training, 61 (2), pp.169-182.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Journal of Vocational Education & Training
Issue Date:
Jun-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93272
DOI:
10.1080/13636820902904578
Abstract:
The first part of the paper outlines and discusses the nature of work-based learning (WBL) and WBL programmes, and the overall direction of government strategy towards WBL programmes in Higher Education (HE) in England, with particular reference to postgraduate programmes, policy documents, and the WBL literature. Drawing upon case study research, the paper then presents an overview of the postgraduate WBL programmes offered by three English universities. There follows a presentation and analysis of the views of teaching staff and managers with respect to the operation of these programmes. A number of benefits were identified, including flexibility, student career development, and student's enhanced influence over the learning process and content. A number of problems were also identified, including a lack of awareness of, interest in, and resistance to the programmes on the behalf of the wider university academic community.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
work-based learning; higher education; government policy; practice; postgraduate; benefits; problems
ISSN:
1363-6820
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 01/03/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 01/03/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorSmith, P. J. (Paul)en
dc.contributor.authorPreece, D. (David)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-01T14:01:11Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-01T14:01:11Z-
dc.date.issued2009-06-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Vocational Education & Training; 61 (2): 169-182en
dc.identifier.issn1363-6820-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13636820902904578-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/93272-
dc.description.abstractThe first part of the paper outlines and discusses the nature of work-based learning (WBL) and WBL programmes, and the overall direction of government strategy towards WBL programmes in Higher Education (HE) in England, with particular reference to postgraduate programmes, policy documents, and the WBL literature. Drawing upon case study research, the paper then presents an overview of the postgraduate WBL programmes offered by three English universities. There follows a presentation and analysis of the views of teaching staff and managers with respect to the operation of these programmes. A number of benefits were identified, including flexibility, student career development, and student's enhanced influence over the learning process and content. A number of problems were also identified, including a lack of awareness of, interest in, and resistance to the programmes on the behalf of the wider university academic community.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 01/03/2010]en
dc.subjectwork-based learningen
dc.subjecthigher educationen
dc.subjectgovernment policyen
dc.subjectpracticeen
dc.subjectpostgraduateen
dc.subjectbenefitsen
dc.subjectproblemsen
dc.titlePostgraduate work-based learning programmes in English higher education: exploring case studies of organizational practiceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. Teesside Business School.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Vocational Education & Trainingen
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 01/03/2010]en
or.citation.harvardSmith, P. and Preece, D. (2009) 'Postgraduate work-based learning programmes in English higher education: exploring case studies of organizational practice', Journal of Vocational Education & Training, 61 (2), pp.169-182.-
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