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Enhancing Employability in Higher Education through Work Based Learning

  • Dawn A. Morley
  • Draws on a wide range of voices to highlight the variety of participants within work based learning

  • Responds to the continuing debate on graduate employability skills

  • Suggests a mutually beneficially framework for both learners and employers to ensure the learning is enriching and deepseated


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Dawn A. Morley
    Pages 1-10
  3. Setting Up University Infrastructures to Support Students in Work Based Learning

  4. Teaching at University to Prepare Students for Work Based Learning

  5. University Strategies to Optimise Students’ Learning While in the Work Based Learning Setting

  6. Supporting and Supervising Work Based Learning

  7. Using the University Experience for Work Based Learning for Future Employability

  8. Promoting Students’ Work Based Learning for International Collaboration and Employment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235

About this book


This book focuses on a renewed interest in work based learning in higher education. Due to an increased emphasis on employability in the graduate population, supported by wider policy changes, work based learning is becoming an increasingly pressing issue in higher education. The authors detail innovations from a breadth of UK universities, where academics have creatively addressed changes in work based learning structure, pedagogy and support systems. These changes in turn recognise the impact of real-life learning experiences on student progression, on both an academic development and a personally transformative level. Encompassing a wide variety of topics, the examples within the book are supported by theory and carefully detailed practice pedagogy. This valuable edited collection will be of interest to practitioners and scholars of work based learning and higher education, as well as a useful practical guide for academic developers.


Graduate employment University Employability skills Career development Student learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Dawn A. Morley
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Higher EducationUniversity of SurreyGuildfordUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Dawn A. Morley is a lecturer in Higher Education at the University of Surrey, UK.

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