Not work-placed but work-based. Work-placed learning – learning in domain of organisations (training courses etc for staff) Work-integrated learning – learning driven by university curriculum but located in workplace. What is IBL Broad purpose More detailed purpose Learning To motivate students To diagnose strengths and weaknesses To provide feedback To consolidate work done to date To help students develop their capacity for self-assessment To establish the level of achievement at the end of a unit of study Certification To establish the level of achievement at the end of a programme of study To pass or fail a student To grade or rank a student (with reference to norms and/or criteria) To underwrite a ‘licence to practise’ To demonstrate conformity with external regulations, such as those of a professional or statutory body To select for employment, further educational activity, etc. To predict future performance Quality assurance To assess the extent to which a programme’s aims have been achieved To judge the effectiveness of the learning environment To provide feedback to teachers regarding their personal effectiveness To monitor levels of achievement over time To assure interested parties that the programme or unit of study is of an appropriate standard To protect the relevant profession To protect the public Table 1 Purposes of assessment Note: This Table draws on Atkins et al (1993), Brown et al (1997, p.11), Yorke (1998, p.178) and Micklin and Kenworthy (2000, pp.108-9).
Kathy Henschke et al 2008
Establishing a multi-dimensional quality framework for assessing work-based learning Kathy Henschke, Beverley Jackling, Friederika Kaider, Joan Richardson Acknowledgements: Mark Tolson, Lynn Yu