Tuesday 19th June 10am-4pm
University of Warwick
The changing policy context is leading many schools and colleges to rethink how work experience as a dimension of work related learning is retained, managed and supported. There
is much published as well as personal evidence of the value and impact of work experience for students in schools and colleges and their progression to further learning and work. So, at this
pivotal moment, a key question for those who organise and support learners in their work experience is: how do students make the most of the learning that comes from work experience.
This event is designed for anyone whose role involves them in managing and supporting learners’ work experience in colleges and schools. It is relevant to sta. from teaching and non-teaching
backgrounds. It is o.ered by the Career Studies Unit at the University of Warwick, who offer postgraduate programmes for career development and work-related learning practitioners. The
event is also supported by Warwick’s Centre for Education and Industry (CEI) who are well known for their national conferences on work experience and the development of the National Standard
for Work Experience Organisers, designed to improve the quality of service and outcomes relating to school placements.
We will explore how learning from work experience can be supported through the overall processes for managing work experience, including sourcing and approving placements; one to one interactions with students; group based activities; learning logs and e-learning tools.
This interactive event will blend presentation and discussion, giving practitioners from a variety of roles and backgrounds the chance to share ideas and good practice. It will include examples of
integrating theories of work-related and career-related learning and ideas from higher education that could be adapted for a 14-19 context.
The day will be led by Gill Frigerio and Phil McCash of the Career Studies Unit. Gill is the Director of the Management of Student Work Experience postgraduate programmes (accredited CPD for
sta. involved in the support of work-related learning), and has a particular interest in the career-related learning derived from work experience. Phil works as a lecturer in career studies
and has a particular interest in the use of concept mapping to support creativity in the design of work-related learning.
Attendance: £50, including lunch and refreshments.
Maximum 15 places, to ensure ample space for sharing ideas and insights.