Legal safeguarding for work-based learners in creative educational models

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Nikolou-Walker, E. 2020. Legal safeguarding for work-based learners in creative educational models. Work Based Learning e-Journal International. 9 (2), pp. 55-72.
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TitleLegal safeguarding for work-based learners in creative educational models
AuthorsNikolou-Walker, E.
Abstract

This article considers the extent to which the legal framework of Higher Education in the UK (2000- 2010) responded to the needs of the professional work-based student, while in both employment and study.
Drawing on Case Law, Education Law and the body of literature on Work-Based Learning (WBL) it discusses the context of the professional student and the relationship between the learner, the employer and the HEI, primarily from a legal perspective.
Professional work-based students usually gain highly work-applicable learning through creative academic and experiential methodologies, however they are situated between the provisions of education law and employment law without specific legal protection for their position.
This article argues for a more creative approach to brokering an innovative, ethical and productive relationship between the HEI, the employer and the employee as a work-based learner. More effective relationships between these key stakeholders would enable the proper recognition, accreditation and safeguarding of a highly creative way of adult learning.

KeywordsWork-Based learning (WBL), Higher Education, Flexible Study, Legal Framework, Education Law, Professional Student
Research GroupWork and Learning Research Centre
LanguageEnglish
PublisherMiddlesex University
JournalWork Based Learning e-Journal International
ISSN2044-7868
Publication dates
Print05 Dec 2020
Publication process dates
Deposited25 Jan 2021
Accepted19 Nov 2020
Output statusPublished
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