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Work-based higher education and skill utilisation

Edmond, Nadia; Little, Brenda and Reeve, Fiona (2011). Work-based higher education and skill utilisation. In: Critical Perspectives on Professional Learning , 13 June 2011, University of Leeds.

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In this paper we look at the role that a particular ‘learning provider’, that is higher education, can play not only in increasing the level of knowledge and skills in the workforce but also enabling and facilitating the deployment of knowledge in skills in the workplace.

We review current debates that suggest that skill utilisation depends not on the ‘possession’ of skills, which are then simply applied in practice, but on the dynamic interaction through social practices between individual factors and social context. Drawing on examples from foundation degree programmes we suggest that work-based learning activities may reshape context, and provide opportunities and the confidence for new skills use to emerge.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Authors
Academic Unit/School: Other Departments > Centre for Higher Education Research and Information (CHERI)
Other Departments
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Education Futures
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Item ID: 32846
Depositing User: Fiona Reeve
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2012 09:39
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 11:15
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