During the last few years there has been an increase of interest in work-based learning (WBL), which can be understood as a process of both developing workplace skills and promoting labor force productivity. This paper aims to map the scientific landscape related to WBL research worldwide.
combined bibliometrics and network analysis techniques to analyze data of scientific publications related to WBL indexed at the Web of Science (WoS) Core Collection.
results show an increase of publications over time: Education & Educational Research as the most frequent research area to which the articles were assigned, the UK and Australia as the main countries and Monash University (Australia) and Middlesex University (England) as the main organizations producing knowledge on WBL.
By offering a global scientific landscape of WBL research published so far, the authors aimed to contribute to future academic debates and studies in this field of knowledge.
The authors acknowledge Inova Fiocruz/Fundação Oswaldo Cruz financial support. The authors also thank the Center for Strategic Studies, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, for institutional support.Declaration of conflicting interests: The author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest.
Bezerra, J., Batista Mota, F., Waltz Comarú, M., Amara Maciel Braga, L., Fernandes Moutinho Rocha, L., Roberto Carvalho, P., Alexandre da Fonseca Tinoca, L. and Matos Lopes, R. (2021), "A worldwide bibliometric and network analysis of work-based learning research", Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, Vol. 11 No. 3, pp. 601-615. https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-03-2020-0035
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