Tyler-Smith, K., Day, R., Bennett, K., Morriss, P. & Ker, G.
This research project will investigate and evaluate the impact on workplace-based learners, facilitators, employers and institutional practices of a pilot for a workplace-based degree pathway. This pilot will explore the range of issues generated by the implementation of a workplace-based learning (WBL) initiative that will enable those in the workplace with the appropriate experience and background to attain the Bachelor of Applied Management. Action research will be used to investigate these issues, document the findings that will form the basis of a set of guidelines, principles, protocols and policy recommendations to be disseminated to all the key WBL stakeholders and interested parties.
This research project will use a combination of collaborative, insider and participatory action research methodologies to evaluate the pedagogical underpinning, administrative practices and operationalisation of the WBL pilot. It will use a range of data gathering approaches including journaling, focus groups and structured and partially structured interviews of key participants and stakeholders.