FlexWBL framework presentation, Ph-Linz (WP 2.1.1)

Methodological framework for Work-based Learning in higher education of Armenia and Russia (WP2)

Initial FlexWBL Framework and Implementation Plan in Higher Education (WP2.1.1)

Manual for the FlexWBL Framework Development and Implementation (WP2.1.2)


Partnership between students, HEI and employers to improve the quality of education and promote the career growth of students and graduates

The combination of work and training in a real work environment

Correspondence of a Curriculum to the needs of the student and the organization in which he/she works

A student takes responsibility for his/her own lifelong learning and professional development

Personal learning path and recognition of prior learning through the validation of informal and non-formal learning

Study projects implemented directly at a workplace integrate knowledge from different disciplines and focus on improving the business processes of organization where the student works (the ability to replace part of a discipline, one discipline or several disciplines with a project at the workplace)

A specific assessment of the learning outcomes is needed, including those that have been obtained previously, which allows for a recount through validation and to shorten the learning period and make the educational process more flexible and convenient for both the student and the employer

Active use of ICT and distance learning technologies

Network learning based on active involvement in the educational process of the resources of other universities and external educational platforms

Integration of various disciplines and areas of knowledge by transdisciplinary learning

The realism of a Curriculum in terms of time, including the possibility of reducing or prolonging education

The possibility of a student being on campus depending on his visiting opportunities with the maximum number of consultations and the availability of training with full-time students

Assessment of learning outcomes in credits, their accumulation and the possibility of transferring from a study programme to another one

Flexible study timetable

Support for reflective practices and introspection, innovative pedagogical theories and practice

Innovation in training through the active involvement of employers and innovations in production

Curriculum development based on the concept of value added to all interested parties(real work at the enterprise, relevance of acquired knowledge and skills for professional development and career growth)

Active support of the student by the employer

The special role of the tutor as the person responsible for supporting the student during the implementation of his/her individual learning path.

The need for university teachers to constantly improve their skills in new pedagogical theories and practice, especially using ICT

WBL enhances the scientific research to be more economy-based, as well as the topics, spheres, and outcomes of the research to be more applicable.