As part of his Creative Alliance role, in 2017 Ian represented the company and presented his e-learning chapter at a multi-agency conference in Poland, provided detailed research and surveys into Work-Based Learning, creating a substantial chapter to help teachers and other professionals across Europe to embrace Work-Based Learning: “Tools for Effective Work-Based Learning”.
The EU-funded project is delivered between 9 partners across the EU, and Ian’s is the most substantial chapter provided within it, embracing his full experiences in many capacities relating to this subject – as a creative employer and trainer, as an employer liaison and consultant, as an assessor, and as an advocate for Work-Based Learning. The chapter has given him the chance to gather and collate the extensive insights and resources he has achieved in his years working in this field, and adapt them to help new professionals achieve great success in this field themselves. It’s a fitting summation of his longstanding role facilitating and driving uptake of Work-Based Learning across the Midlands for Creative Alliance.
In the early stages of the project, Ian also surveyed dozens of leading professionals to establish their views and experiences of WBL, and summarised extensive research by the EU partners to help the project demonstrate both the need and the opportunity for WBL to be adopted and promoted far more widely across Europe. The chapter runs to over 30 pages of A4 with almost a dozen downloadable tools provided.
He also presented his chapter, and helped lead the feedback and augmentations process across the whole course, to the partner organisations at a week of partnership work on the project in Lublin, Poland – including technical, navigational and stylistic changes.
We look forward to providing you with the link to the completed course when it is finalised!