Overview of placement and work-based learning in education studies

Hordern, J (2017) 'Overview of placement and work-based learning in education studies.' In: Hordern, J and Simon, C.A, eds. Placement and work-based learning in education studies: an introduction for students. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 5-12. ISBN 9781138839076

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This chapter will discuss how placements and work-based learning are used in Education Studies degrees, providing some perspective on the development of this form of activity within academic courses, with particular reference to the situation in England. The rationale for placements and learning in workplaces is explored, and issues relating to employability and professional formation discussed. It is explained that education studies programmes have absorbed content and structure both from academic studies of education and from previous teacher education programmes. This has contributed to an emphasis on the importance of experience in educational settings. The chapter will contain a series of questions and activities designed to prompt discussion and reflection on these themes.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section

Part of the 'Foundations of Education Studies' series.

Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: School of Education
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2017 11:31
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:44
URI / Page ID: https://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/8775
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