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Sambell, Ros; Devine, Amanda; Lo, Johnny; Lawlis, Tanya – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2020
Enterprising students who understand the work environment are considered more employable. It is accepted that higher-education has a responsibility to produce career-ready-graduates. Practicum experience provides a critical role in this preparation. This study describes the development and implementation of the WIL instrument and WIL experience to…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Work Experience, Practicums, Program Development
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Burford, Sally; Cooper, Lesley; Miller, Faye – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2020
The research reported in this article attends to the learning and knowing that students experience in workplace practice. The research enquiry is propelled by the theories of workplace learning and the recent 'practice turn' in the literatures of organisational studies that accommodate student learning that is impromptu and emergent in the…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, Student Experience, Workplace Learning, Internship Programs
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Ravulo, Jioji – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2020
This article explores the perspectives of participants from a partnership established between Western Sydney University (WSU) and the National Rugby League (NRL), a large and multifaceted international sporting organization. Ten students from WSU's Pasifika Achievement to Higher Education (PATHE) initiative took part in an internship program with…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Athletics, Foreign Countries, Team Sports
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Reinhard, Karin; Wynder, Monte; Kim, Woo-Seung – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2020
Universities around the world face a common challenge -- producing graduates with the necessary practical skills for employment. Cooperative education and work-integrated learning (WIL) make a valuable contribution to increasing graduate employability, however, there are differences in the level of cooperation from industry and government…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Best Practices, Cooperative Education, Field Experience Programs
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Smith, Shamus; Maund, Kim; Hilaire, Trevor; Gajendran, Thayaparan; Lyneham, Joy; Geale, Sara – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2020
This article describes use of a virtual environment in a multi-disciplinary context to enhance discipline specific skills. A virtual environment built by reusing gaming technology was modified in a collaboration across Computing, Construction Management and Nursing & Midwifery disciplines. A two-staged pilot evaluation considered (i) a…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Interdisciplinary Approach, Simulated Environment, Work Environment
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Aggar, Christina; Mozolic-Staunton, Beth; Scorey, Maggie; Kemp, Melissa; Lovi, Renee; Lewis, Sian; Walker, Tara; Thomas, Tasmin – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2020
Interprofessional education (IPE) is championed as an innovative approach to prepare the future health workforce to address the complex needs of consumers and tackle a range of contemporary healthcare challenges worldwide. An interprofessional work-integrated learning experience (WIL), whereby students were immersed in international and rural…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Interdisciplinary Approach, Allied Health Occupations Education, Study Abroad
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Smith, Calvin; Ferns, Sonia; Russell, Leoni – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
This paper addresses the question of the relative importance of work-integrated learning placement quality, structure (whether part-time or full-time), and duration (in weeks), for producing employability outcomes. Additionally, we explore whether the quality of those placements is more, less, or equally important than the structure and duration.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Employment, Student Placement
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Donkin, Rebecca; Holmes, Mark – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
Work-integrated learning (WIL) for students studying medical laboratory science (MLS) provides hands-on experience that prepares graduates for entry into the pathology workforce. This study explored the student perceptions of studying MLS, before and after WIL placement in a pathology service, and the associated employment opportunities in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pathology, Higher Education, College Students
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Winchester-Seeto, Theresa; Rowe, Anna D. – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
Debriefing is used across many disciplines and for different purposes in work-integrated learning (WIL), but there remains much ambiguity about what debriefing actually is, and what it entails. This study explored conceptualizations of debriefing for 35 WIL practitioners. located across a range of disciplines, professions, institutions and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Work Experience Programs, Workplace Learning, Reflection
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Kay, Judie; Ferns, Sonia; Russell, Leoni; Smith, Judith; Winchester-Seeto, Theresa – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
Work-integrated learning (WIL) is a national priority and a strategic direction for Australian universities. To increase industry engagement, there is a need to identify emerging WIL models that enable flexibility while optimizing outcomes for stakeholders. This Australian Technology Network (ATN) project explored approaches that overcome…
Descriptors: Work Experience Programs, Small Businesses, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Valencia-Forrester, Faith – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
In the ten years since Australia's first large-scale scoping study of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) there has been a rapid increase in WIL research and undergraduate WIL opportunities. Though well-established in undergraduate degrees, WIL in postgraduate research degrees is relatively unexplored. Less than half of PhD graduates in Australia are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Internship Programs, Doctoral Programs
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Jones, Christopher E.; Millar, Thomas J.; Chuck, Jo-Anne – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
There is a societal expectation that undergraduate degrees will contain activities that focus on making graduates workplace ready. Although it is likely that many of these activities occur in science degrees, there is a lack of formal and tested methodologies and frameworks for identifying them. One existing framework (Edwards, Perkins, Pearce,…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Job Skills, Undergraduate Students, Employment Qualifications
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Dickfos, Jennifer – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
Multiple benefits may be gained from academic staff undertaking pracademic experiences as part of their continuing professional development. A pracademic experience may increase collaborations between practitioners, academics and their tertiary institutions in terms of research and teaching. Academics can demonstrate the relevance, significance,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, Work Experience Programs, Cooperation
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Valencia-Forrester, Faith; Patrick, Carol-Joy; Webb, Fleur; Backhaus, Bridget – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
Inclusive education remains a challenge for Australian tertiary education, particularly specialized pedagogical approaches like work-integrated learning (WIL) and service learning. Critiques of mainstream pedagogical approaches raise questions about the predominant models of educating students (Butin, 2010; Howard, 1998). There is a definitive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Postsecondary Education, Student Diversity
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Harvey, Marina; Walkerden, Greg; Semple, Anne-Louise; McLachlan, Kath; Lloyd, Kate – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
Reflection for learning is a common course requirement for many WIL subjects and when students are engaged in blended or online modes of delivery or in off-campus placements, reflective practice needs to be supported. It also needs to be better integrated with mobile technology. This paper reviews the three cycles of the iReflect project which…
Descriptors: Reflection, Experiential Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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