About the Journal
- The only journal focusing specifically on higher level skills, higher level work-based and work integrated learning and higher education.
- Utilising the UVAC membership for a unique, strong and independent rooting in the HE and FE sectors.
- Publishing three issues per annum, including an annual special issue focusing on a new or emerging topic.
- Designed to have impact on practice and policy development.
Scope and Coverage
HESWBL is an outlet for research that is based on rigorous, high quality scholarly work of international standing. Submissions will be considered from a diverse range of methodological, philosophical and theoretical approaches. Examples of collaborative and partnership work are particularly welcomed.
The coverage of the journal includes the theory and practice of all aspects of higher level work-based, workplace and work-integrated learning; higher level personal and professional development; co-operative education; new technologies in the delivery and development of higher level work-based learning; employability skills development; developing and delivering responsive curricula; the work-based researcher (including student and employer submissions); learning wherever it occurs; the accreditation of prior learning; organisational development and more.
The Journal is read by academics, educators, training providers, work-based practitioners, employers, employees, students and policy makers engaged in a range of fields including higher education, work-based learning, higher level skills development and career progression. Furthermore, the journal is also read by a much wider audience because its workplace/vocational slant appeals to all sectors and crosses all academic disciplines.
What does the field of research think about HESWBL?
"In many parts of the world, higher education has been associated with the moral and intellectual development of privileged students. Increasingly, however, higher education has been asked to supplement this form of preparation with skills that will help all students assimilate into the world of work characterized by an intricate nexus of knowledge, structure, culture, and practices. In other words, higher education has now been asked to incorporate vocational literacy into its provision. Fortunately, we have a journal to help higher education’s providers and constituents understand this new requirement, and that journal is Emerald’s Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning. Uniquely positioned to appeal to the critical stakeholders in the debate about the inclusion of work in formal education – those stakeholders being policy makers, university providers, scholars, employers, with impacts on parents and students – it is the one journal that is genuinely committed to bridging the knowledge-experience gap in higher education. Considering a range of relevant theories, issues, and practices, it solicits articles in such areas as: employability, employer engagement, electronic and hybrid delivery platforms, accreditation of prior learning, coaching and mentoring, professional doctorates, scholar-practitioners, adult and continuing education, financing, experiential education, reflective practice, action research, work placements. As emerging and established economies confront the abundance and dearth of knowledge and natural resources respectively, it is good to know that the journal, Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, is available to help us develop a response through advanced work-based skills education."
Professor Joe Raelin, Northeastern University, USA
Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning is Indexed and Abstracted in:
- British Library
- Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Educational Technology and Library Science
- Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Educational Psychology and Administration
- EBSCO EDS
- IET (Institution of Engineering Technology) INSPEC database
- OCLC - Electronic Collections Online
- ProQuest ABI inform
The journal focuses specifically on the interface between higher education and the workplace. HESWBL publishes academic and scholarly practitioner-focused papers providing broad international coverage of issues, developments and innovation in higher level skills, higher level work-based learning and higher education, showcasing work around employer engagement, work integrated learning, co-operative education, graduate employability and workforce development.
Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Education eJournals Collection. For more information, please email email@example.com or visit the Emerald Education eJournals Collection page.
This journal is a member of and subscribes to the
principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics.
- An examination, evaluation and analysis of work-based learning leadership within a higher education setting
Elda Nikolou-Walker and Hugh Curley
Volume: 2 Issue: 2; 2012
View Abstract | HTML | PDF