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What is your experience of work and what have you learned from this experience? This free course, Working life and learning, will enable you to reflect upon what you have learned from work and will support you in improving how you learn at work. It will encourage you to think critically about work-based learning and review your own professional knowledge and skills.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- improve performance at work
- enhance chances of promotion
- change jobs
- return to paid employment after a period outside it
- develop self-employment opportunities.
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Working and learning: developing effective performance at work
In this course, you will be asked to identify areas in which you would like to improve your performance at work and to think about how you might carry out projects in the workplace to learn how to achieve this improvement. If you choose to go on to study this module you will spend the first eleven weeks planning these projects (which we call work-based learning inquiries) and the rest of the module carrying them out. Throughout the module you will be directed to resources to help you to develop your study skills and also academic resources (Topic Guides) to help you to learn about the subjects of your work-based learning inquiries.
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This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Business Studies courses or view the range of currently available OU Business Studies courses.
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