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Work-Based Learning

What is Work-Based Learning?

Work-based learning (WBL) provides students with real-life work experiences where they can apply academic and technical skills in a workplace environment. Work-based learning deliberately integrates theory and practice and acknowledges the intersection of explicit and tacit forms of knowing.

Work-based learning encompasses a diversity of formal, nonformal and informal arrangements including apprenticeships, work placement and informal learning on the job. At ACCE, we have categorized work-based along a continuum:Work based learning continuum

Chambers Engaging in Work-Based Learning

Developing a Work-Based Learning Program

Below are a few other resources that you might find helpful as you are developing your work-based learning programs.