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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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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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Lisá, Elena; Hennelová, Katarína; Newman, Denisa – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
The study was aimed at comparing the expectations of Slovak employers and students in terms of employability skills. Twenty-seven companies which employ university graduates working in the manufacturing and financial sectors, represented by a Managing Director or Human Resources Director and 534 university students in the Bratislava region…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Employers, College Graduates, Expectation
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Cameron, Craig; Dodds, Christine; Maclean, Cynthia – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
WIL practitioners encounter ethical issues, dilemmas, or conflicts ('risks') in the delivery of work-integrated learning (WIL) programs. Ethical risks which are not properly managed can have reputational, legal, and financial consequences for the higher education institution (HEI). Whilst students' experiences of ethical risks, particularly in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Work Experience Programs, Ethics, Cooperative 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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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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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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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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Robinson, Karen – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
Assessment is said to drive student learning, though the value of a 'grade' within work-integrated learning (WIL) is still not clear and most field placement students do not want their learning to be assessed beyond a pass/fail grade. Is then, the 'learning' in WIL as important as 'learning' in non-WIL courses? The focus of this paper is on the…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Academic Standards, Grading, Work Experience Programs
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Palmer, Stuart; Young, Karen; Campbell, Malcolm – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
Student participation in work-integrated learning (WIL) is commonly held to enhance graduate employability and employment outcomes. Nevertheless, there exists significant research that questions the nature of this relationship. For many reasons, universities are unlikely to reduce their efforts and interest in WIL for students. However, for both…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Employment Qualifications, Higher Education, College Graduates