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Smith, Calvin; Ferns, Sonia; Russell, Leoni – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
This paper addresses the question of the relative importance of work-integrated learning placement quality, structure (whether part-time or full-time), and duration (in weeks), for producing employability outcomes. Additionally, we explore whether the quality of those placements is more, less, or equally important than the structure and duration.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Employment, Student Placement
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Donkin, Rebecca; Holmes, Mark – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
Work-integrated learning (WIL) for students studying medical laboratory science (MLS) provides hands-on experience that prepares graduates for entry into the pathology workforce. This study explored the student perceptions of studying MLS, before and after WIL placement in a pathology service, and the associated employment opportunities in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pathology, Higher Education, College Students
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Valencia-Forrester, Faith; Patrick, Carol-Joy; Webb, Fleur; Backhaus, Bridget – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
Inclusive education remains a challenge for Australian tertiary education, particularly specialized pedagogical approaches like work-integrated learning (WIL) and service learning. Critiques of mainstream pedagogical approaches raise questions about the predominant models of educating students (Butin, 2010; Howard, 1998). There is a definitive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Postsecondary Education, Student Diversity
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Harvey, Marina; Walkerden, Greg; Semple, Anne-Louise; McLachlan, Kath; Lloyd, Kate – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
Reflection for learning is a common course requirement for many WIL subjects and when students are engaged in blended or online modes of delivery or in off-campus placements, reflective practice needs to be supported. It also needs to be better integrated with mobile technology. This paper reviews the three cycles of the iReflect project which…
Descriptors: Reflection, Experiential Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Zegwaard, Karsten E.; Johansson, Kristina; Kay, Judie; McRae, Norah; Ferns, Sonia; Hoskyn, Katharine – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
Many governments are expecting higher education institutions to make strong links between the educational offerings and employability while many employers are demanding graduates with prior workplace or community engagement before entering the workplace. As higher education institutions respond to these challenges, work-integrated learning (WIL)…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Workplace Learning, Integrated Activities, Higher Education
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Ferns, Sonia; Dawson, Vaille; Howitt, Christine – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
Disruptive technologies, emerging global markets, and uncertain workforce requirements are driving the need for skilled graduates. This research developed a framework for collaboration between stakeholders to ensure work-ready graduates and sustained economic growth. A mixed-methods, multiple case study research design was deployed to gather data…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Employment Potential, College Faculty, Stakeholders
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Dickfos, Jennifer – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
Multiple benefits may be gained from academic staff undertaking pracademic experiences as part of their continuing professional development. A pracademic experience may increase collaborations between practitioners, academics and their tertiary institutions in terms of research and teaching. Academics can demonstrate the relevance, significance,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, Work Experience Programs, Cooperation
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Jackson, Denise – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
There is broad acknowledgement that higher education should produce career-ready graduates and the role of practical experience--such as part-time employment, unregulated extra-curricular internships and work-integrated learning (WIL)--in achieving this. WIL is critical for developing the non-technical skills, disciplinary expertise and career…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Workplace Learning, Foreign Countries, Integrated Activities
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Venville, Annie; Lynch, Bernadine; Santhanam, Elizabeth – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
The importance of work-integrated learning (WIL) experiences in the development of work ready graduates is well known. Despite the centrality of WIL to graduate employability, the vast majority of studies relating to student feedback tend to focus on the evaluation of learning and teaching in the classroom context. This article reports on the…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Integrated Activities, Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning
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Brewer, Margo; Flavell, Helen – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
There is growing pressure in higher education to develop graduates with the capabilities to work effectively in collaborative, interdisciplinary teams to solve the key issues facing humankind. For many years, health has been pioneering interprofessional education as the means to deliver professionals with capacity to work together to deliver high…
Descriptors: Interprofessional Relationship, Field Experience Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teamwork
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Dunn, Louise; Nicholson, Rosemary; Ross, Kirstin; Bricknell, Lisa; Davies, Belinda; Hannelly, Toni; Lampard, Jane-Louise; Murray, Zoe; Oosthuizen, Jacques; Roiko, Anne; Wood, James – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
The introduction of a new work-integrated learning (WIL) policy for university environmental health education programs seeking professional accreditation identified a number of problems. This included how to evaluate the acceptability of differing approaches to WIL for course accreditation purposes and a need to develop an agreed understanding of…
Descriptors: Work Experience Programs, Accreditation (Institutions), Job Placement, Student Placement
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Mackaway, Jacqueline; Winchester-Seeto, Theresa – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
Universities, industry and professional bodies advocate work-integrated learning (WIL) as a valuable way to prepare graduates to meet the challenges of contemporary society. When organizations preference particular students over others to host on placement, the full individual and collective potential of WIL is not realized. This paper reports…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Integrated Activities, Human Resources, Qualitative Research
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Hardie, Geraldine; Almeida, Shamika; Ross, Pauline J. – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
Internships are becoming more relevant to universities as they provide students with practical skills that can be aligned with their career aspirations. Typically, successful undergraduate internship programs depend on the efficiency and design of the university internship program; the student commitment to the internship; and host organization's…
Descriptors: Mentors, Undergraduate Students, Internship Programs, Case Studies
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Jovanovic, Jessie; Fane, Jennifer; Andrew, Yarrow – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
Little is known about how university institutions are coping with increased placement demands in professional disciplines, and what this means for the quality and integrity of the Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) experiences offered within degree programs for all partners concerned. The first stage of a critical ethnographic study is reported in…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Workplace Learning, Integrated Activities, School Community Relationship
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Bilous, Rebecca H.; Hammersley, Laura; Lloyd, Kate – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
Within work-integrated learning (WIL), partner communities and organisations are increasingly seen as co-educators, but not often as collaborators of research inquiry (Hammersley, 2012; 2015). This paper reflects on the research methods employed to engage partner organisations in the co-creation of curriculum to support international WIL…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Research Methodology, Curriculum Development, Cooperative Planning
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