We approached this topic as a group, initially discussing whose perspective we might consider this question from :
- The learner.
- The teacher.
- The institution.
A variety of different outcomes were proposed, some positive, some negative..
- Learning for life.
- Development of skillset / toolbox / ideas / specialisms / potential.
- Self development / a personal journey.
- Access to communities of practice / Experience.
- Preparation for proffessional practice.
- A ‘safe’ bubble (within the educational environment).
- Social networking
- Qualification / validation (Exclusion of some!)
- To turn a profit for investors.