About the Work-based Learning Maturity Toolkit
Cloud created by:
27 June 2011
This toolkit aims to help institutions, faculties, schools, departments, and programme teams to:
- Better understand what "maturity" in work-based learning (WBL) looks like.
- Assess their own maturity in WBL.
- Improve their strategies and plans for WBL.
Why is it needed?
- Good practice in pedagogic models, use of ICT, partnership working and how best for institutions to “prepare for WBL” is slowly emerging but not widespread.
- Those institutions more experienced in WBL can distil their knowledge into a maturity toolkit to help others.
- The HE/FE sectors now have the necessary experience in developing and using maturity toolkits (e.g. the national e-learning benchmarking initiative).
How will users benefit from using the Toolkit?
Users (institutions, faculties, schools, departments, and programme teams) will be able to identify:
- Appropriate organisational and business approaches toward WBL, including how best to measure impact, costs and benefits.
- How to enhance learning, teaching & assessment with WBL pedagogies and use of blended learning techniques.
- How to update organisational processes and systems e.g. QA-QE and support processes.
- How to provide a quality experience for staff and students e.g. through training and support services.
What does the toolkit comprise?
- Guide to using the toolkit.
- Criteria and level statements of performance.
- Creative Commons Licence.
Who were the development partners?
- Universities of Bradford, Middlesex & Westminster and UWIC.
- Craven College
- ELRAH (Edinburgh, Lothians , Fife and Borders Regional Articulation Hub)
- Peter Chatterton