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The Work-Based Learning Student Handbook By Ruth Helyer

The Work-Based Learning Student Handbook by Ruth Helyer

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This book will help work-based students to successfully navigate academia. It is a hands-on guide for learners, helping them to get the most out of their university experience. Real-life case studies and useful activities are embedded throughout, illuminating the routes to university qualifications based on workplace activity.

The Work-Based Learning Student Handbook Summary

The Work-Based Learning Student Handbook by Ruth Helyer

This is the original full-length handbook which caters to the specific needs of work-based learners. Compiled by work-based learning experts from institutions across the world, this hands-on guide helps new learners to successfully navigate academia and get the most out of their university experience. It provides clear guidance on the processes involved in getting recognition for prior learning, setting up learning contracts and completing work-based projects. Real-life case studies, useful tips and reflective activities are embedded throughout to enrich students' learning experience.

This is the essential companion for all undergraduates on work-based learning degrees across a range of disciplines, including Business and Management, Health and Social Care, Law, Sport and Exercise Science and Tourism. It will also be an invaluable resource for work-based learning tutors, workplace supervisors and organisations with an interest in work-based learning.

About Ruth Helyer

Dr Ruth Helyer is Head of Workforce Development (Research & Policy) at Teesside University and a National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Actively developing the work-based learning agenda since the early 2000s, she has become an internationally acknowledged expert in this area, involved in the development of numerous working students and their companies. As the Programme Leader for the innovative Negotiated Learning Scheme at Teesside University she championed work-based learning, resulting in the University becoming one of the forerunners in the UK sector in business engagement activities.

Ruth is also the editor of, Facilitating Work-Based Learning: a handbook for tutors (Palgrave, 2015) and Editor in Chief of the Emerald peer-reviewed journal Higher Education Skills and Work-Based Learning.

Table of Contents

Preface; Joe Raelin.- Introduction.- 1. Adapting To Higher Education: Academic Skills; Ruth Helyer.- 2. Building Capabilities For Your Future; Ruth Helyer and Judie Kay.- 3. Developing Yourself, Developing Your Organisation; Kevin Ions and Norma Sutcliffe.- 4. Build Your Degree; Barbara Workman and Tracey White.- 5. Making Your Learning Count: Recognition Of Prior Learning; David Perrin and Ruth Helyer.- 6. Planning And Negotiating Your Learning; Elaine Hooker and Ruth Helyer.- 7. Support And Guidance For Work-Based Learning Students; Jenny Naish and Ann Minton.- 8. What Can Social Media Do For Me?; Conor Moss and Matt Bromley.- 9. Social Learning: Supporting Yourself And Your Peers; Sue Smith and Laurie Smith.- 10. Learning To Be An International Work-Based Learner; Tony Wall and Ly Tran.- 11. Making The Most Of Your Assessment Opportunities; Sue Graham and Garth Rhodes.- 12. Work-Based Projects; Barbara Workman and Paula Nottingham .- Work-Based Terminologies.

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The Work-Based Learning Student Handbook by Ruth Helyer
Macmillan Education UK
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