In Control With Higher Education Through Work-Based Learning

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Chirgwin, Peta. 2021. "In Control With Higher Education Through Work-Based Learning." Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice. 21 (15), pp. 43-52.
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In Control With Higher Education Through Work-Based Learning

ERA Journal ID210894
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorChirgwin, Peta
Journal TitleJournal of Higher Education Theory and Practice
Journal Citation21 (15), pp. 43-52
Number of Pages10
Year2021
Place of PublicationUnited States
ISSN2158-3595
Web Address (URL)https://articlegateway.com/index.php/JHETP/article/view/4890
Abstract

This study examines the possibility of higher education curriculum at work within the role of an autonomous mine controller. Advances in technology, skills currency and work demand in autonomous mine control rooms have contributed to a resources gap in the domain. Assessing the academic validity of the role can provide an opportunity to lead the way in work-based learning. In reviewing the application of higher education degrees at work, the paper also examines new methods of delivery, such as gamification, to supplement what is being learnt in the workplace and motivate the learner to increase their knowledge. Qualitative organisational analysis reveals work-based learning in the control room is similar to that which currently exists in university curricular in fields such as engineering and management. It is suggested that the changing pace of technological advancements could see an end to (or at least slow down) of several traditional university degrees, and an increased application of adult learning principles through blended studies and work-based curricular.

KeywordsAutonomous control rooms; Higher-education; Technology; Work-based learning
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020401002. Engineering education
401003. Engineering practice
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Psychology and Counselling
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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