Work‐based learning in US higher education policy

Joseph A. Raelin
  • Higher Education Skills and Work-based Learning, October 2010, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/20423891111085357

What is it about?

Although most U.S. institutions of higher education now make appreciable use of work-based learning options, their attention to experiential education as a learning vehicle is relatively limited. The connection between the work experience and the on-campus curriculum is only loosely formed, and students are not often given a chance to reflect concurrently and collectively on their workplace lessons. Some changes in higher educational policy have been initiated to augment the pedagogical contribution of a work-based learning, but notable institutional barriers remain.

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