The development of mapping tool for work-based learning activities

Tomasz Lemanski, Tina Overton

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe a new tool that can be used to help in the design and evaluation of work-based elements within programmes or to evaluate whole programmes. 

Design/methodology/approach: This paper takes a case study approach to describe the development of the mapping tool. The tool is based on a matrix which enables users to map four variables: teacher-centred delivery, employer-centred delivery and students outcomes in terms of knowledge and skills. 

Findings: The mapping tool provides a useful approach to evaluating the outcomes for work-based learning activities. 

Practical implications: The mapping tool provides tutors with a useful, easily used way to visualise the nature of their work-based learning activities. 

Originality/value: This paper presents a novel, practical and useful tool that has wide applicability in the field of work-based learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-287
Number of pages11
JournalHigher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2016


  • Mapping tool
  • Mapping work-based learning
  • Matrix

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