In Control With Higher Education Through Work-Based Learning

Chirgwin, Peta (2021) In Control With Higher Education Through Work-Based Learning. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 21 (15). pp. 43-52. ISSN 2158-3595


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.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2022 05:56
Last Modified: 31 May 2022 01:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autonomous control rooms; Higher-education; Technology; Work-based learning
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4010 Engineering practice and education > 401002 Engineering education
40 ENGINEERING > 4010 Engineering practice and education > 401003 Engineering practice
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160104 Professional development and adult education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/47786

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