project aimed to undertake a European policy study and review of work experience
among the 16-19 age group, including the following objectives:
of work experience was developed which identified five models of work experience,
including a model which embodies the concept of 'connectivity', a form
of reflexive learning. The final report recommended the use and development
of the connective model as a practical response to challenges of the changing
a common framework and terminology
for understanding work experience;
studies of innovative work work experience partnerships;
outcomes and develop transferable models;
European quality criteria and a quality framework
for work experience;
an active dissemination programme.
project results confirmed that the successful transfer of innovations or
good practice across European VET systems is difficult. It was therefore
recommended to develop 'boundary crossing'
in the sense underlying the connective model.
et al., 2000a, pp. 5, 23, 62, 63)