1st Edition

Placements and Work-based Learning in Education Studies
An introduction for students

ISBN 9781138839076
Published January 20, 2017 by Routledge
140 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Written specifically for education studies students, this accessible text offers a clear introduction to placements and work-based learning, providing an insight into work in schools and education settings.

Including case studies to illustrate the diversity of placements and workplace opportunities, it explores the theory and practice of working in educational contexts and supports students as they develop the skills and aptitudes that enhance their employability. With the aim of helping students to prepare for and get the most out of their work placements, chapters include:

  • the nature of work-based learning on placement;
  • preparing for your placement;
  • placements in schools and other educational settings;
  • learning on field trips and study visits;
  • working with students with specific learning difficulties/dyslexia on placement;
  • international placements.

Part of the Foundations of Education Studies series, this textbook is essential reading for students undertaking courses in Childhood Studies, Child and Youth Studies and Education Studies.

Table of Contents

Section A: Planning for placements and work-based learning in Education Studies  1. Overview of placement and work-based learning in Education Studies  2. The context of placement and work-based learning  3. The nature of work-based learning on placement  4. Preparing for your placement  5. Assessments and integrating your learning with the rest of your studies  Section B: Placements and work-based learning in context  6. Placements in schools on a core module  7. Placements in cultural settings for Education students  8. Learning on field trips and study visits  9. Working with students with SpLD / Dyslexia on placement  10. Learning from placements: the international dimension  11. Youth and community work placements  12. Placements and work-based learning in Early Years settings

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Jim Hordern is Senior Lecturer in Education Studies at Bath Spa University, UK.

Catherine A. Simon is Programme Leader in Education Studies and Award Leader for the Education Specialised Award at Bath Spa University, UK.