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ERIC Number: EJ1055988
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0912
Experiential Learning in Accounting Work-Integrated Learning: A Three-Way Partnership
Elijido-Ten, Evangeline; Kloot, Louise
Education & Training, v57 n2 p204-218 2015
Purpose: Work-integrated learning (WIL) helps improve the work readiness of accounting graduates. The purpose of this paper is to explore the role played by large and small-to-medium enterprise (SME) employers in providing experiential learning opportunities to accounting students in an Australian higher education context. Design/Methodology/Approach: Case-study data for this research were collected from the case university's processes, semi-structured in-depth interviews with employer representatives and online survey with WIL students. Findings: The analysis reveals that both SMEs and large firms provide good training opportunities that enhance the student's experiential learning particularly when proper WIL structures for pre-placement processes, training, supervision and performance reviews are in place. The results also confirm that WIL is seen as a positive experience by employers and students alike. Originality/Value: There is a three-way partnership between the university, employers and students in a WIL contract. Calls for collaborative research involving all three parties have been made to enhance WIL programs. This study is a response to this call.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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