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Educational Alternatives, Volume 17, 2019

CHALLENGES OF COMPANY AND ACADEMIC MENTORS IN WORK-BASED LEARNING
Tsvetelina Petrova, Irena Rashkova
Pages: 238-245
Published: 13 Oct 2019
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Abstract: The present paper considers the challenges facing company and academic mentors when delivering work-based learning and apprenticeship for students following a bachelor degree courses in Engineering. Taking into consideration the existing problems, a solution is provided by a team of company trainers and university lecturers from Bulgaria, Poland and Austria, in the form of an E-Apprenticeship Workshop for Knowledge and Experience Transfer (EAWKET). It aims to build effective cooperation between academic and company mentors so as to successfully deliver WBL and apprenticeship thus sharing knowledge and experience between the world of business and higher education. The content and features of EAWKET are presented in details, as well as the impact on company trainers and university lectures been trained to become successful mentors.
Keywords: wbl, academic mentors, company mentors, e-apprenticeship workshop for knowledge and experience transfer, e-train-the-trainer module
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