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dc.contributor.authorFelce, Alison
dc.contributor.authorStevens, Sandra
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, David
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-05T14:44:01Z
dc.date.available2016-09-05T14:44:01Z
dc.date.issued2016-08
dc.identifier.citationAlison FELCE, Sandra STEVENS, David ROBERTS, (2016) "Work-based skills development: a context-engaged approach", Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, Vol. 6 Iss: 3, pp.261 - 276
dc.identifier.issn2042-3896
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/619866
dc.description.abstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to give a successful example of how universities can work with business to identify and address skills needs through a context-engaged approach to developing learning to meet the needs identified. Design/methodology/approach – Using a case study approach the business-university collaboration to introduce work-based learning programmes is explained. The paper sets out how learning interventions were researched, designed and introduced to meet identified skills needs throughout the organisation. It highlights the practicalities of the management approach adopted and the benefits achieved through partnership working. Findings – Key to the success of the collaboration was the recruitment of a “Training Centre Facilitator” (TCF) who was co-managed by the company and the university and who was located within the company. The TCF was able to fully understand the company’s and learners’ requirements and thus propose a context-engaged solution that met the needs of the individuals and the organisation. The work-based learning programmes introduced reflected the organisational requirements, individuals’ needs and took into account constraints and restraints on their design and implementation. Originality/value – The paper presents a case study that investigates an innovative approach to partnership working between HE, FE and a private business organisation. The appointment of a TCF, employed within the company to undertake research and implement identified training interventions is an unusual and original approach to bringing together the three organisations to achieve the planned business improvements. The process used and the key principles for achieving a successful partnership are presented and could be applied in other business-education collaborations to develop in-company work-based learning.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherEmerald
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/HESWBL-12-2015-0058
dc.subjectwork-based learning
dc.subjectskills development
dc.subjectcollaboration
dc.subjectcontext-engaged
dc.titleWork-based skills development: A context-engaged approach
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalHigher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning
dc.date.accepted2016-05
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhampton
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUoW050916AF
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-08-01
dc.source.volume6
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage261
dc.source.endpage276
refterms.dateFCD2018-10-19T09:12:35Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-01T00:00:00Z
html.description.abstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to give a successful example of how universities can work with business to identify and address skills needs through a context-engaged approach to developing learning to meet the needs identified. Design/methodology/approach – Using a case study approach the business-university collaboration to introduce work-based learning programmes is explained. The paper sets out how learning interventions were researched, designed and introduced to meet identified skills needs throughout the organisation. It highlights the practicalities of the management approach adopted and the benefits achieved through partnership working. Findings – Key to the success of the collaboration was the recruitment of a “Training Centre Facilitator” (TCF) who was co-managed by the company and the university and who was located within the company. The TCF was able to fully understand the company’s and learners’ requirements and thus propose a context-engaged solution that met the needs of the individuals and the organisation. The work-based learning programmes introduced reflected the organisational requirements, individuals’ needs and took into account constraints and restraints on their design and implementation. Originality/value – The paper presents a case study that investigates an innovative approach to partnership working between HE, FE and a private business organisation. The appointment of a TCF, employed within the company to undertake research and implement identified training interventions is an unusual and original approach to bringing together the three organisations to achieve the planned business improvements. The process used and the key principles for achieving a successful partnership are presented and could be applied in other business-education collaborations to develop in-company work-based learning.


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