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Work-based learning : A different approach

Neville, L, Owens, DD, Rutherford, JM and Rosen, LC 2008, 'Work-based learning : A different approach' , British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 2 (1) , pp. 34-36.

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This article outlines a range of work-based learning opportunities which are suitable for healthcare assistants, healthcare support workers and assistant practitioners. Innovation and imagination, plus a sound evidence base, are the foundations for work-based learning opportunities based in the School of Nursing at the University of Salford. Student choice and flexibility combined with a rigorous learning experience are the guiding principles. The process of learning focuses on ‘real life’ work-related issues that make a difference to clients and service provision. This is achieved through partnership and negotiation between the student, their employer and the university and acts as the medium for the valuing and changing of practice. As one student on the course suggested ‘it’s good to able to concentrate on what I’m actually doing…I can make what I am doing meaningful within my work’ (student comment, module evaluation, 2006).

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Healthcare Assistants
Publisher: Mark Allen Group
Refereed: No
ISSN: 1753-1586
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: DD Owens
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2015 12:20
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 19:28

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