Event: Work-Based Learning Symposium > 6th May
Wednesday, 06 May 2009
|A Work-Based Learning Symposium will take place in UCC on 6 May 2009. For further details and registration please visit the following websites: |
For further information on the Education in Employment project please contact:
Strategic Innovations Projects Unit,
Cork Institute of Technology,
T: 021 4326016,
CIT presents a Work-Based Learning Symposium which will be held on Wednesday, 6 May in the Cavanagh Pharmacy Building, University College Cork. This daylong event will include presentations from practitioners and academics with vast amounts of experience in work-based learning.
The project is led by CIT and includes: Athlone Institute of Technology, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology, Sligo, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, NUI Galway and University College Cork. The main aim of the project is to facilitate the provision of educational opportunities to those in the workplace in a relevant, flexible and negotiated way. The project recognises the importance of the three-way relationship of the employer, the learner, and the higher education provider in the design and provision of those learning opportunities to meet the needs of the enterprise economy.
The daylong event will include presentations from practitioners and academics with vast amounts of experience in work-based learning. Speakers include: Dr Barbara Workman, from the Centre of Excellence in Work-Based Learning at Middlesex University. Dr Workman will speak on providing access to work-based learning across various subject disciplines.
Lucy Fallon-Byrne, Director of the National Centre for Partnership and Performance (NCPP) will speak on learning and innovation in the workplace.
Anne-Marie Frampton, Programme Manager for Fáilte Ireland Tourism Learning Networks in the South-west and South East of Ireland is based at Waterford Institute of Technology. Anne-Marie will speak on a Fáilte Ireland initiative which promotes work-based learning and networking with tourism businesses in local areas.
Kieran Doyle from Athlone IT will speak on the challenges of delivering work-based learning to small-medium enterprises in the Midlands while Oran Doherty from Letterkenny IT will speak on the promoting of work-based learning to employers in Donegal.