Changing the mindset: An innovative work-based learning programme within an English higher education institution

Paul J. Smith, Nicola Poppitt, Jonathan Scott

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Abstract

This paper aims to explore and critically analyse the perceptions and experiences of academics in relation to the design and delivery of an innovative Work Based Learning (WBL) programme within an English higher education institution (HEI). These perceptions were gathered through semi-structured interviews and subjected to discourse analysis. Consequently, the key themes which have emerged are: (i) the intensity of the learning experience, (ii) the tensions and pressures amongst academics delivering the programme, for example an expectation that academics „get it right first time‟, and (iii) learning support for students. The paper concludes with recommendations for future policy and research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCompilation of proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationSustaining growth through human resource development, 12th international conference, May 25-27, 2011
Number of pages31
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2011

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    Smith, P. J., Poppitt, N., & Scott, J. (2011). Changing the mindset: An innovative work-based learning programme within an English higher education institution. In Compilation of proceedings: Sustaining growth through human resource development, 12th international conference, May 25-27, 2011