Developing Connectivity Between Education and Work: Principles and Practices

Eva Kyndt* (Editor), Simon Beausaert (Editor), Ilya Zitter (Editor)

*Corresponding author for this work

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Future-oriented education needs to invest in the connectivity between learning and working in order to realise its full potential. This book presents guiding principles on how to build these successful connections. By taking an educational perspective and enriching it with insights from human resource development, this book explores the why, how and what of designing for connectivity. This edited volume presents the current knowledge about educational practices and principles that help to realise connectivity between learning and working experiences. Introducing the central perspectives of workplace learning and learning environments at the boundary of school and work, this book presents key research that examines how educators and professionals from organisations and schools can come together with the purpose of realising connectivity in educational programmes. Empirical research showcasing both theoretical and practical insights from real life cases are at the heart of this book. Considering the barriers to achieving connectivity, this book also focuses on how it can be achieved, with ideas and guidance about communication, design principles and best practices. Using carefully chosen international examples, this book is ideal reading for policy makers, practitioners and researchers looking to learn more about connecting learning and working experiences.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge/Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages240
ISBN (Electronic)9781003091219
ISBN (Print)9780367549312
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2021


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