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.
- Mapping tool
- Mapping work-based learning