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  

Joseph A. Raelin

Northeastern University - D’Amore-McKim School of Business

Date Written: November 1, 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Raelin, Joseph A., Work-Based Learning in U.S. Higher Educational Policy (November 1, 2010). Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, Vol 1, No 1, pp. 10-15, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1713493

Joseph A. Raelin (Contact Author)

Northeastern University - D’Amore-McKim School of Business ( email )

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Boston, MA 02115
United States

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