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WBL Symposium 5th & 6th May 2009

September 1, 2009

University College Cork (UCC), in association with the “Education in Employment” project  hosted a Work-Based Learning (WBL) Symposium on the 5th – 6th May 2009 at UCC. The Symposium commenced on Tuesday evening with a Symposium dinner at the Imperial Hotel, Cork at 7.30pm. On Wednesday, May 6th the Symposium consisted of a variety of [...]

WBL Symposium 5th & 6th May 2009

Southern RPL Symposium

The southern symposium took place in Brookfield, UCC on February 6th 2009. RPL Symposium Invite RPL Symposium Programme Presentations: Education in Employment  Overview by Irene Sheridan, Head, Strategic Innovation Projects Unit, CIT. The Recognition of Prior Learning in a National and International Context by Dr Anna Murphy, Director of Research and Strategic Planning, National Qualifications [...]

Launch of ‘Framework for Progression of Craftspersons’ Document

The ‘Framework for Progression of Craftspersons’ document was launched on October 28th 2008 in the Oriel House Hotel in Ballincollig, Cork. The report was launched by the Minister for Education and Science, Mr Batt O Keeffe T.D. Please click here for a copy of the Framework for Progression of Craftpersons document. Photo Gallery

Launch of Work-Based Learning Report

The Work-Based Learning Report was launched on November 19th 2008 in the Kingsley Hotel, Cork. The report was launched by Michael McDonnell, Director of CIPD Ireland. Please click here for a copy of the Work-Based Learning Report: Graduating through the Workplace. Photo Gallery

Podcasts of Ethnic Minoritites Seminar

Welcome by Joseph Ryan Benedicta Attoh Irene Sheridan Margaret Linehan and Eileen Hogan Gertrude Cotter Niamh Lenehan John Pender and Irene Sheridan Rosemary O Neill and Noelle O Connell Brian McGonagle Parallel Group discussions Widening participation workshop – Maire Garvey and Heena Hasan Deepening participation – Perry Share, Briga Hynes Group discussion feedback Concluding remarks [...]

Podcasts of WBL Symposium 2009

Tom Mullins University College Cork, Welcome Address Irene Sheridan, Cork Institute of Technology, Overview of Education in Employment/ Work-Based Learning Project Barbara Workman, Middlesex University, Work-Based Learning Models and Pedagogies: Using Work-Based Learning across Subject Disciplines Lucy Fallon-Byrne, National Centre for Partnership and Performance, Learning Innovation in the Workplace Anne-Marie Frampton, Waterford Institute of Technology, [...]

Ethnic Minorities Seminar

Athlone, Co. Westmeath, 4th December 2008 The Ethnic Minorities strand of the Education in Employment SIF project hosted a seminar in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone on December 4th 2008. This seminar was aimed at institute staff, employers and top level management in the Higher Education Institutions nationwide. It was an awareness-raising information session and [...]

Ethnic Minorities Group Members

Eileen Hogan is a lecturer in the Department of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork. She teaches Irish social policy across a range of undergraduate and graduate programmes and has a particular research interest in racism and anti-racism. Will Peters is the Mature Student Access Course Co-ordinator at Dublin Institute of Technology. He is the [...]

Progression of Craftpersons Working Group Members

Barry Leach is retired Head of School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Cork Institute of Technology. Barry has been involved in engineering education for 34 years and initially served a five year indentured electrical engineering apprenticeship. He worked in consulting engineering for nine years before embarking on his career in education. His academic qualifications [...]

Recognition of Prior Learning Group Members

Dr Anne Murphy works in the Office of the Academic Registrar, Directorate of Academic Affairs, Dublin Institute of Technology. Her post relates to development and implementation of RPL policy, practice and scholarship across the Institute. She managed the DIT element of the VaLEx APEL Project 2003-2005 ( She is also involved in aspects of work-based [...]

WBL Symposium, 6th & 7th May 2008

The Institute of Technology, Sligo in association with the “Education in Employment” project hosted a Work-Based Learning Symposium on the 6th & 7th May 2008 at IT Sligo. The successful event commenced on the Tuesday evening with a Symposium dinner at the Clarion Hotel, Sligo at 8pm. On Wednesday, May 7th the Symposium, comprised of [...]

UALL Work-Based Learning Network Conference

3rd & 4th July 2008, University of Wales Institute in Cardiff This conference addressed the issues around the values of WBL; that is both social, economic and inherent values within the broad area of WBL as a field and mode of study. The themes covered included: The value of WBL as an educational approach/ genre [...]