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Wild, Steffen; Alvarez, Simone – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2020
Students in psychology are often surveyed for personality. Empirical results show relevance of this topic, because personality influences academic success. In contrast, we know much less about the personality of students of cooperative education. So, we collected data from 5,863 students at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in August…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Personality Traits, Foreign Countries
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Akashe, Zahra Babadi; Esfahani, Ahmad Reza Nasr; Nili, Mohammad Reza; Tabatabaei, Seyed Mohammad Sadegh – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2020
The present study aimed to investigate the desirable assessment methods of the performance of the BA law students during internships, using a mixed methods research approach. The data was collected by using semistructured interviews and questionnaires. In the qualitative part of the study, interviews were conducted with 28 internship experts,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Law Students, Legal Education (Professions), Student Evaluation
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Kazeni, Monde; McNaught, Carmel – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2020
During work-integrated learning (WIL), student teachers usually practice what they have learned in theory under the apprenticeship of mentor lecturers and teachers. This experience might not adequately prepare them for the complexities of full-time teaching. To address this concern, 252 student teachers worked in small groups to identify…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Reflection, Student Teachers, Personal Autonomy
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Hay, Kathryn – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2020
While the benefits of work-integrated learning (WIL) are undisputed, identifying what elements enable quality experiences is a more challenging endeavor. This article focuses on the perspectives of New Zealand social work tertiary educators regarding components of quality WIL. The participants recognized the difficulties in succinctly articulating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, College Faculty, Program Effectiveness
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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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Behrisch, Tanya; Gemmo, Andrew – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2020
Universities around the world seek to increase their students' learning abroad in forms like international co-op and exchange. The authors build on findings in a 2016 publication by Behrisch in this journal to focus on the correlation of perceived risk with students' completion of a learning abroad experience. Using binary logistic regression…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Risk, Student Attitudes, Learner Engagement
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Rose, Philip – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2020
Globally internships are increasingly applied as means of providing Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) and as a channel for graduates into employment. Whilst these trends have crossed national borders, the transferability of such WIL practices, across national contexts has been largely assumed rather than empirically substantiated, thereby,…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Job Skills, Internship Programs, Foreign Countries
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Lim, Sok Mui; Foo, Yong Lim; Yeo, May-Fung; Chan, Chelsea Yu Xian; Loh, Han Tong – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2020
The purpose of this study is to evaluate students' perception of growth in the area of work-related skills through their participation in an integrated work study program (IWSP). In Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), 368 students across a range of six programs took part in an IWSP lasting six to twelve months. Students reported…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Job Skills, Work Study Programs
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Bist, Siddarth Singh; Mehta, Neha; Mehta, Disha; Meghrajani, Indra – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2020
This paper investigates the perception of corporate managers regarding employability skills of management students undertaking summer internship with them. The study is divided into two parts wherein the first part consists of literature review and in-depth interviews of senior managers, and it is devoted to identifying critical parameters that…
Descriptors: Employer Attitudes, Employment Potential, Job Skills, 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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