Work-Based Learning in U.S. Higher Educational Policy
Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, Vol 1, No 1, pp. 10-15, 2010
8 Pages Posted: 24 Nov 2010
Date Written: November 1, 2010
Although most U.S. institutions of higher education now make appreciable use of work-based learning options, their attention to experiential education as a learning vehicle is relatively limited. The connection between the work experience and the on-campus curriculum is only loosely formed, and students are not often given a chance to reflect concurrently and collectively on their workplace lessons. Some changes in higher educational policy have been initiated to augment the pedagogical contribution of a work-based learning, but notable institutional barriers remain.
Keywords: work-based learning, higher education, experiential learning, reflective practice, epistemology, pedagogy
JEL Classification: H52, I20, I21, I28, I29, L31, L32, M53, O15
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