Assessment in work-based learning: investigating a pedagogical approach to enhance student learning

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Author: Brodie, Pandy; Irving, Kate


Work-based learning (WBL) is undertaken in a wide variety of higher education contexts and is increasingly viewed as a valuable, and increasingly essential, component of both the undergraduate and postgraduate student learning experience. However, the development of rigorous pedagogies to underpin WBL and its assessment is still embryonic. This paper presents a case study of how one medium sized institution, with experience of offering WBL for more than 20 years, has developed a pedagogical approach for both supporting and assessing WBL. The WBL model examined is based on the inter...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Assessment; Higher education; Teaching and learning; Research; Workforce development

Keywords: Pedagogics; Case study; Work based learning

Published: London, England: Routledge, Taylor & Francis, 2006

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Journal volume: 32

Journal number: 1

Journal date: February 2007

Pages: pp.11-19

ISSN: 0260-2938, 1469-297X (online)

Statement of responsibility: Pandy Brodie and Kate Irving

This article is part of a special issue entitled ‘Work-based learning: assessment and evaluation in higher education’. Articles are indexed from TD/TNC 87.453 to TD/TNC 87.458.

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 87.453

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