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Henderson, Amanda; Trede, Franziska – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2017
Graduate capability and employability are regarded as critical success factors for degree programs by universities, industry, and the students. Furthering work-based experiences for academic credit within degree programs is being increasingly explored to assist employability. Effective work-based experiences are reliant on good partnerships…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Governance, School Business Relationship, Industry
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Reddan, Gregory – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2017
The notion of employability is gaining importance as an essential outcome of many degrees in institutions of higher education throughout Australia. This paper aims to determine the effects of an Exercise Science course, which includes elements of both career development learning and work-integrated learning, on six dimensions of employability -…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, Undergraduate Students, Exercise
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McLachlan, Kath; Rawlings-Sanaei, Felicity; Mason, Colina; Haski-Levanthal, Debbie; Nabeel, Hussein – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2017
Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) at Macquarie University offers undergraduate students experiential learning opportunities with local, regional and international partners. Through PACE, students work on mutually beneficial projects that both meet the partner's organizational goals and enable students to strengthen graduate capabilities…
Descriptors: Social Change, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students
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Truman, Kiru; Mason, Roger B.; Venter, Petrus – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2017
Many retailers argue that university students do not have the practical experience and skills required in the workplace when graduating. This paper reports on research undertaken to address this issue and to identify a model to guide development and implementation of a retail store, on a university campus, to be used for work-integrated learning.…
Descriptors: Retailing, Workplace Learning, Experiential Learning, Surveys
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Smith, Sally; Smith, Colin; Taylor-Smith, Ella; Fotheringham, Julia – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2017
Universities are adopting institution-wide projects to increase student work placements and work-related learning across all subject disciplines. However, there are large variations between programs in uptake, with limited evidence explaining why this might be the case. This study uses identity theory (Stryker, 1980) to explore student perceptions…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Student Placement, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys
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Whelan, Michael – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2017
Graduate attributes and course learning outcomes are an integral part of higher education in Australia. Testing the performance of graduates in the workplace with regard to graduate attributes and course learning outcomes is a not a common occurrence. This study has road tested the graduate attributes and course learning outcomes of a bachelor…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Science Education, College Graduates, Foreign Countries
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Reddan, Gregory; Rauchle, Maja – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2017
This paper presents students' perceptions of the benefits to employability of a suite of courses that incorporate both work-integrated learning (WIL) and career development learning (CDL). Field Project A and Field Project B are elective courses in the Bachelor of Exercise Science at Griffith University. These courses engage students in active and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Career Development, Experiential Learning
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Bates, Lyndel; Hayes, Hennessey – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2017
Universities are increasingly focusing on the employability of students after they graduate from their studies. While practicums is one way of enhancing students' employability, the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice embeds employability throughout its degree programs using a range of strategies. These methods are based on the student…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Criminology, Undergraduate Students, Case Studies
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Kaider, Friederika; Hains-Wesson, Rachael; Young, Karen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2017
Increased graduate employment is an aspiration of Australian universities who are adopting new and innovative approaches to ensure that all students have opportunities to develop the employability skills much sought after by employers. Placements have been a traditional means for developing such skills but because these are not available to all…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Integrated Activities, Workplace Learning, Classification
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Bilgin, Ayse A.; Rowe, Anna D.; Clark, Lindie – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2017
Assessment of student learning is a crucial part of quality work—integrated learning (WIL), yet presents some significant challenges for WIL practitioners. Assessment of WIL differs to assessment in classroom based courses because of the complexities of assessing the more holistic nature of learning in WIL, as well as (in many cases)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Integrated Activities, Teaching Load
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Hall, Melinda; Pascoe, Deborah; Charity, Megan – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2017
Exercise and Sports Science (E&SS) programs at Federation University Australia provide work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities for students to develop, apply and consolidate theoretical knowledge in the workplace. This study aimed to determine the influence of WIL experiences on achieving common graduate attributes for E&SS students.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Exercise, Athletics, Semi Structured Interviews
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Messum, Diana; Wilkes, Lesly; Peters, Cath; Jackson, Debra – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2017
If work-integrated learning (WIL) is intended by universities to meet the demand for work-ready graduates, identification of skill requirements for development on placements is a critical part of the learning process. Health services management specific employability skills perceived to be important by managers and recent graduates working in the…
Descriptors: Work Experience Programs, Employment Potential, Job Skills, Health Services
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Cormier, Lauren; Drewery, David – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2017
A growing body of literature suggests the need to better understand the subjective well-being (SWB) of students enrolled in cooperative education (co-op) programs. Some co-op students will be unsuccessful in securing employment, yet there is a scarcity of existing quantitative research outlining the impact that this will have on students,…
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Well Being, Unemployment, Student Surveys
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Agnew, Deborah; Pill, Shane; Orrell, Janice – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2017
This paper applies a conceptual model for work-integrated learning (WIL) in a multidisciplinary sports degree program. Two examples of WIL in sport will be used to illustrate how the conceptual WIL model is being operationalized. The implications for practice are that curriculum design must recognize a highly flexible approach to the nature of…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Athletics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Models
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Rook, Laura – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2017
The examination of work-integrated learning (WIL) programs in the undergraduate Human Resource Management (HRM) curriculum is an area under-represented in the Australian literature. This paper identifies the challenges faced in implementing WIL into the HRM undergraduate curriculum. Qualitative semi-structured interviews were conducted with 38…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Study, Workplace Learning, Education Work Relationship
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