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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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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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Brink, Roelien – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
The different learning offerings provided by various faculties have unique and diverse procedures which justify different work-intgrated learning (WIL) approaches. A lack of structure regarding the information management for WIL across departmental silos, results in different processes being followed. Frameworks for the information management of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Information Management, Higher Education
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Cameron, Craig – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
This article describes the evolution of, and rationale for, a mixed methods study of risk management by university lawyers in the specific context of work-integrated learning (WIL) programs. The evolution provides a road map of the research design, incorporating references to research methods texts used by the author at each stage of the mixed…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Work Experience Programs, Risk Management, Research Design
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Lucas, Patricia; Fleming, Jenny; Bhosale, Julie – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
Work-integrated learning (WIL) research is heavily steeped in particular contexts making it highly suited to flexible, multiple perspective methodologies, such as case study. However, case study methodology is often criticized for being too specific, not generalizable and limited in what it can contribute to theory. In addition, there is often…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Workplace Learning, Integrated Activities, Educational Research
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Rowe, Anna D.; Nay, Cherie; Lloyd, Kate; Myton, Nicola; Kraushaar, Niree – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
Universities are increasingly investing in work-integrated learning (WIL) as a mechanism by which to enhance graduate employability. However, with such investment comes more pressure to demonstrate impact. Program evaluation can be undertaken for a diverse range of purposes including quality assurance, program improvement and accountability. Many…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Workplace Learning, Integrated Activities, Holistic Approach
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Fleming, Jenny – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
Insider research studies are common in work-integrated learning (WIL) research, yet little has been written about the methodological and ethical dilemmas that WIL researchers face. Using a case study narrative, the position of an insider researcher is justified, and the challenges faced, when a researcher undertakes an in-depth study of their own…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Integrated Activities, Barriers, Ethics
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Fleming, Jenny; Zegwaard, Karsten E. – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
Over the last 20 years, research focused on work-integrated learning (WIL) has expanded considerably. While early research predominantly utilized quantitative study designs, recently a more diverse set of methodologies is being used to address questions and issues arising from a range of WIL models. This Special Issue is intended to present…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Integrated Activities, Ethics, Cooperative Education
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Cameron, Craig – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
An employment contract between the student and the host organization may be the unintended consequence of a work-integrated learning (WIL) placement. The student, as an 'inadvertent employee' of the host organization, can expose the university to risk. A case study involving thirteen Australian university lawyers identifies the legal and…
Descriptors: Risk Assessment, Lawyers, Work Experience Programs, Universities