What is Work Based Learning?
Work-based Learning - a focus on Innovation
Work-based Learning - a focus on Intrapreneurship
Pioneering Pedagogies for Work-Based Learning to Promote Age Friendly Innovation
Case Studies – Innovation, Intrapreneurship and Work Based Learning in Practice
- An Tain Arts Centre Ireland – Silver Screen Initiative
- Malone Dance Academy, Ireland – Silver Swans Ballet
- NetwellCASALA, Ireland
- Ignite IT, Lisburn, Northern Ireland www.ignite.it
- Ethel Care, Lisburn, Nothern Ireland www.ethelcare.co.uk
- University of Jaén, Spain www.ujaen.es
- FAECTA, Spain www.faecta.coop
- LiCalab, Belgium www.licalab.be/en
- Project Memo, Poland
- poMOST, Poland
- Leitrim Physiotherapy, Ireland
- Project ACORN, Ireland
Computational thinking is a powerful approach to thinking, problem solving and product design. In a work-based learning context it involves:
- breaking large problems down into smaller ones (decomposition)
- recognizing how these relate to problems that have been solved in the past (pattern recognition)
- setting aside unimportant details (abstraction)
- identifying and developing the steps that will be necessary to reach a solution (algorithms) and refining these steps (debugging)
- Such computational thinking skills can be valuable in many aspects of work life. The aim is to teach staff to structure problems, so they can be solved.
Computational Thinking for Age Friendly Economies: Computational Thinking a very straightforward design principle for SME’s who prefer structure to out of the box thinking as they move through the innovation process.