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Maximising the benefits from work-based learning : the effectiveness of environmental audits.

Clark, Gordon and Whitelegg, John (1998) Maximising the benefits from work-based learning : the effectiveness of environmental audits. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 22 (3). pp. 325-334. ISSN 1466-1845

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Abstract

This paper reviews the reasons for incorporating work-based learning (WBL) into higher education degrees and the barriers to achieving this despite the many advocates of WBL. Five key dimensions of WBL are noted and examples of WBL indepartments of geography across the UK are located on these five dimensions. The paper then describes the client-based environmental audits which are run as part of an MSc degree at Lancaster University. The advantages and disadvantages of this type of WBL are enumerated and Lancaster�s system of environmental audits is evaluated. The paper concludes with recommendations based on the five dimensions and on the authors� experience as to the features of WBL which will maximise its beneficial effects in geography degrees and justify the efforts needed for its successful use.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Geography in Higher Education
Additional Information: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 22 (3), 1998, © Informa Plc
Uncontrolled Keywords: Work-based learning ; geography ; environmental education ; experiential learning ; work experience ; group project.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 379
Deposited By: Dr Gordon Clark
Deposited On: 29 Jan 2007
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:57
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/379

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