The Italian national report for eWBL project

The report, WBL – Making work-based learning work in an online environment – Italy, edited by Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and Ca' Foscari University of Venice, examines in-work learning in the Italian context. Work-based learning (WBL) is an educational strategy to promote employability. It provides students with concrete work experiences in which they can apply the academic and technical skills acquired during their studies. 

The italian report is part of WBL – Making work-based learning work in an online environment – Italyfunded by the Erasmus+ Fund, explores the opportunities and critical aspects of work-based learning in an online environment in Europe. Twenty-seven hybrid and fully online case studies in five countries - Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Ireland and Slovenia - were analysed in the first phase of the research. 

The findings help to develop tools, learning models and guidelines for educators, trainers and administrators to design and implement high quality online in-service learning projects. 

In Italy, the study, curated by the Giacomo Brodolini Foundation and Ca' Foscari University of Venice, evaluated six case studies from different subject areas and three internship programmes that took place between October 2020 and February 2022. The focus was on how social distancing through Covid-19 has promoted online work in the past three years. The impact of work-based online learning relates to the acquisition of soft skills and practical experience, as well as the assimilation of corporate culture. 

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