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ERIC Number: EJ830903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0965-0792
Work-Based Learning: In Search of an Effective Model
Sobiechowska, Paula; Maisch, Maire
Educational Action Research, v14 n2 p267-286 Jun 2006
This article draws upon 10 years of pedagogic experience in developing and delivering work-based learning programmes within the United Kingdom national social work post-qualifying framework. The article is a retrospective, reflective and thematic account of our work. It briefly outlines the history of post-qualifying social work education and describes the evolution of two curricula managed and developed through an action research orientation. The discussion highlights some of the issues that have emerged for learners and describes how the programmes have responded to their needs. Through our discussions and the writing of this article, critical questions have arisen about the framing of autonomous work-based learning. In conclusion the writers reflect upon the feasibility of using action research as a curriculum development tool. (Contains 7 notes, 1 table, and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom