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Learning agreements: their function in work‐based programmes at Middlesex University

Kathy Doncaster (Kathy Doncaster is Postgraduate Curriculum Leader in Work Based Learning Studies at Middlesex University, London, UK.)

Education + Training

ISSN: 0040-0912

Article publication date: 1 August 2000



In this paper, the case is made for why learning agreements play an essential role in the work‐based programmes run by the National Centre for Work Based Learning Partnerships (NCWBLP) at Middlesex University. Their crucial role is the result of the opportunity afforded students to customise their programme of study around their own and their employer’s work needs. A particular focus of attention is the role of learning agreements in programmes developed with employer partners at under‐ and postgraduate levels. Case studies of partnership programmes developed with three different organisations are discussed – a metropolitan borough council, a multinational company and a college of further education.



Doncaster, K. (2000), "Learning agreements: their function in work‐based programmes at Middlesex University", Education + Training, Vol. 42 No. 6, pp. 349-355.




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