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ERIC Number: EJ1226182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2538-1032
The Effectiveness of Work-Integrated Learning in Developing Student Work Skills: A Case Study of Thailand
Khampirat, Buratin; Pop, Carver; Bandaranaike, Suniti
International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, v20 n2 p126-146 2019
Research indicates that work-integrated learning (WIL) experiences enable students to develop both generic and work skills as well as helping students identify their future academic and career directions. This study used pre- and post-survey instruments to evaluate the effectiveness of a WIL placement to develop work skills of students in different academic programs of a university in Thailand. This research was based on an Australian work skills development framework model. The analyses of the pre- and post-survey results on 584 co-op students indicated notable changes in student work skills performance after entering the workplace. The program difference in work skills is significant between the groups when ANCOVA test was applied using pretest-placement as covariates. The positive learning gains suggest that WIL enables students to acquire confidence, building work skills particularly in "initiative/motivation to engage", and attain the ability to self-reflect on whether they have contributed to improved productivity in the workplace.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A