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ERIC Number: EJ897189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0729-4360
Where There Is a WIL There Is a Way
Freudenberg, Brett; Brimble, Mark; Cameron, Craig
Higher Education Research and Development, v29 n5 p575-588 Oct 2010
While work-integrated learning (WIL) is seen as a way to address the call for improved "employment readiness" and generic skills of graduates, it has been stated that WIL programs need to be "well managed and structured" and "well integrated". To provide such structure and integration a Professional Development (PD) Program was developed to assist students who would undertake a WIL internship as part of their business degree. This paper details evidence of the impact of the PD Program for first year students compared to those undertaking a conventional orientation process. The preliminary evidence demonstrate that structure and integration of the PD Program has had positive effects in terms of generic skills, satisfaction and self-efficacy. (Contains 2 tables and 3 notes.)
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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