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Linking learning - towards bringing learning in formal, informal, education and work settings together

Edwards, Chris (2009). Linking learning - towards bringing learning in formal, informal, education and work settings together. In: HEA Annual Conference 2009, 30 Jun - 2 Jul 2009, Manchester, UK, HEA.

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Abstract

Recent shifts in emphasis in the UK’s Higher Education strategy mean there is a greater requirement to link undergraduate study to career developments and the workplace. This is a problematic shift for many academics, and students. This paper explores the use of an online tool in overcoming some of these difficulties. The Effective Lifelong Learning Inventory (ELLI), developed at Bristol, is a tool that creates a seven dimensional framework for individuals to self-report how they engage with learning in all areas of their lives. As such it provides a language and a way of exploring the connections that exist. The paper considers how using this online tool can bring a broader understanding of the way in which an individual learns, any differences in approach that they make in different contexts, and what can be considered core learning strengths. It also considers how this inventory can support an individual in bringing approaches to learning in one context into another.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Author
Keywords: lifelong learning; open distance learning; personal development; HE; ELLI; employability
Academic Unit/Department: Centre for Inclusion and Collaborative Partnerships (CICP)
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Item ID: 27173
Depositing User: Chris Edwards
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2011 12:36
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 05:07
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/27173
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