Work-based learning and lifelong guidance policies across Europe

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Borbély-Pecze, Tibor Bors and Hutchinson, Jo 2016. Work-based learning and lifelong guidance policies across Europe. Opus et Educatio.
AuthorsBorbély-Pecze, Tibor Bors and Hutchinson, Jo
Abstract

This paper is a re-presentation of work undertaken for the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network on work-based learning and lifelong guidance policies which discusses the relationship between lifelong guidance and work-based learning. While these are distinct activities, they are often advanced as approaches to answering similar broad policy challenges, such as developing a skilled and socially inclusive population, ensuring engagement with education and work, and helping people to progress and live happy and useful lives. This paper argues that lifelong guidance can be particularly useful in relation to work-based learning in three main ways:  Engagement. Increasing citizens’ understanding of work-based learning, the routes into it and the rewards of participation.  Achievement. Helping participants (learners, employers and learning providers) in work-based learning to remain engaged and consider how best to enhance their skills and employability.  Transition. Assisting the effective utilisation of the skills developed within workbased learning by supporting individuals in transitions from work-based learning programmes to sustainable employment.

This paper is a re-presentation of work undertaken for the European Lifelong Guidance Policy
Network on work-based learning and lifelong guidance policies which discusses the
relationship between lifelong guidance and work-based learning. While these are distinct
activities, they are often advanced as approaches to answering similar broad policy
challenges, such as developing a skilled and socially inclusive population, ensuring
engagement with education and work, and helping people to progress and live happy and
useful lives. This paper argues that lifelong guidance can be particularly useful in relation to
work-based learning in three main ways:
 Engagement. Increasing citizens’ understanding of work-based learning, the routes
into it and the rewards of participation.
 Achievement. Helping participants (learners, employers and learning providers) in
work-based learning to remain engaged and consider how best to enhance their skills
and employability.
 Transition. Assisting the effective utilisation of the skills developed within workbased
learning by supporting individuals in transitions from work-based learning
programmes to sustainable employment.

KeywordsCareer guidance; Europe; Employability; Work-based learning
Year2016
JournalOpus et Educatio
PublisherBudapest University of Technology and Economics
ISSN20649908
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621551
hdl:10545/621551
Publication datesSep 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited13 Apr 2017, 15:11
ContributorsSocial Service Agency of Georgia and University of Derby
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