No longer just making the tea: Media work placements and work-based learning in higher education

Authors: Berger, R., Wardle, J. and Zezulkova, M.

Pages: 87-109

ISBN: 9781137013934

DOI: 10.1057/9781137013941

Source: Scopus

No longer just making the tea: media work-placements and work-based learning in HE.

Authors: Berger, R., Wardle, J. and Zezulkova, M.

Editors: Ashton, D. and Noonan, C.

Pages: 87-109

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan.

Place of Publication: Basingstoke


This chapter seeks to explore the relationship Higher Education has with industry, through the lens of the work-placement (or internship).

The work-placement has been an integral part of many media programmes in HE, for decades. There is also a great deal of pedagogy which supports work-based learning as a valuable learning experience in the creative industries; students make invaluable contacts, gain ‘real world’ experiences and it can lead to full-time employment.

This chapter revisits the literature on work-based and experiential learning and looks in detail at media internships today. The chapter posits that students returning from work-placements can be far more motivated, and the work they produce geared toward more realistic future employment prospects, if the placement is structured appropriately.

Source: Manual

Preferred by: Richard Berger