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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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Kiriri, Peter N. – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
The concept of work-integrated learning (WIL) is significant as it has a considerable influence on a student's fitness for the workplace upon graduation. This paper aims to determine the perception of graduates of the United States International University -- Africa (USIU-A) towards the quality of the internship program and especially the effects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internship Programs, Work Experience Programs, College Graduates
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Siddoo, Veeraporn; Janchai, Worawit; Sawattawee, Jinda – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
This paper presents research related to the work-integrated learning (WIL) model. The objectives were to explore the characteristics and the techniques associated with it. The focus of this research was on model linked to the IT industry or IT department in non-IT industries. A systematic literature review was applied as research methodology and…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Integrated Activities, Models, Information Technology
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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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Peltola, Arlene – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
A recent (2017) study of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the unemployment rate for 20-24-year-olds, the age when many graduate from university and enter the workforce, is nearly twice that of all other age groups. The startling statistic suggests that more can be done to better prepare undergraduates for the workplace.…
Descriptors: Public Relations, Career Readiness, Employment Potential, Workplace Learning
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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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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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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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Stephenson, Helen; Giles, David; Bissaker, Kerry – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
Our research using hermeneutic phenomenology positions a pre-service or graduate teacher's learning to be a teacher as a process of formation which involves relational sensibilities and ontological understandings that are often taken for granted and can be drawn from teacher's everyday experiences of 'being-in' their practice. We live in…
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, Workplace Learning, Integrated Activities
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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