Developing work-based learning for Library and Information Science
Chelin, J. (2010) Developing work-based learning for Library and Information Science. Aslib Proceedings, 62 (6). pp. 596-604. ISSN 0001-253X
Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00012531011089702
The characteristics of work-based learning (WBL) are explored in terms of the relevance to LIS learning and teaching. The rationale for the development of the WBL top up is proposed and considerations that need to be borne in mind in the implementation are offered. A synergy between the ethos of the existing approach to the education and development of LIS students at the University of the West of England and that of WBL was discovered. There are implications for the training and development of teaching staff to engage fully and excel in a WBL approach, and for the institution to support this approach. There are also implications for advising employers and potential learners as to the benefits of WBL, and to ensure that it fits appropriately into the professional framework.
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