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Work‐based learning within higher education: Dealing with the drivers and challenges of accrediting informal learning at the University of Glamorgan

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 23 August 2011

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting‐edge research and case studies.

Design/methodology/approach

This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.

Findings

The University of Glamorgan has developed a work‐based learning framework and an online toolkit of support materials designed to facilitate the accreditation of informal learning that allows individuals already in employment to work towards a university‐level qualification relevant to their specific area of work.

Practical implications

The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world's leading organizations.

Social implications

The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that can have a broader social impact.

Originality/value

The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy‐to‐digest format.

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Citation

(2011), "Work‐based learning within higher education: Dealing with the drivers and challenges of accrediting informal learning at the University of Glamorgan", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 25 No. 5, pp. 35-38. https://doi.org/10.1108/14777281111164838

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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