Work-integrated learning (WIL) is a key strategy for enhancing student employability outcomes and lifelong learning capabilities. This timely publication critically reflects on existing scholarship and practice in WIL, discusses contemporary insights, provides a synopsis of resonating themes, and recommends areas for future research and practice. The book aims to position WIL as a strategic imperative for enabling a sustainable workforce through strengthening graduate capacity both in Australia and globally.The collection of edited scholarly chapters were compiled by 59 researchers, practitioners, and experts in WIL, and supported by the peak national professional body for WIL in Australia, the Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN). The chapters cover a range of pertinent topics such as teaching and learning, stakeholder engagement, maximizing learning outcomes, diverse forms of WIL practice, support and infrastructure, and future directions. Specific areas of interest include governance and leadership, student equity and wellbeing, quality and evaluation and interdisciplinary WIL.
This book is essential reading for researchers, practitioners, workplace and community partners, university leaders, and policy makers, as the practice of WIL continues to expand in the higher education sector.
Table of Contents
1.Contemporary insights into the practice of work-integrated learning in Australia, Karsten E Zegwaard, Sonia Ferns, Anna D Rowe Section 1 Teaching and learning within WIL programs 2. The framing of employability policy and the design of work-integrated learning curriculum, Matthew Campbell, Berni Cooper, Judith Smith, Caroline Ruckert 3. Designing a work-integrated learning curriculum, Christine Adams, Colin Jones 4. Authentic assessment design for work-integrated learning, Rola Ajjawi, Joanna Tai, Trina Jorre de St Jorre, Liz Johnson Section 2 Engagement with Stakeholders 5. Engaging stakeholders in work-integrated learning: A sustainable model for curriculum co-creation, Jennifer Ruskin, Rebecca Bilous 6. Professional accreditation: A partnership proposition, Sonia Ferns, Vaille Dawson, Christine Howitt Section 3 Maximizing learning outcomes through WIL 7. Work, resilience and wellbeing: The long game of work-integrated learning, Maureen TB Drysdale, Kylie Twyford, Brock Glenn, Sarah A Callaghan 8. Effective supervision: A key consideration in work-integrated learning, Theresa Winchester-Seeto, Anna D Rowe, Jacqueline Mackaway 9. Support for student learning in work-integrated learning: A holistic framework, Anna D Rowe, Theresa Winchester-Seeto 10. A quality framework for developing and assuring high-quality work-integrated learning curricula, Calvin Smith, Sonia Ferns, Leoni Russell 11. Evaluating work-integrated learning, Annette Marlow, Cassandra Saunders, Carey Mather Section 4 Exploring the diverse forms of WIL practice 12. Innovation in work-integrated learning, Judie Kay, Sonia Ferns, Leoni Russell, Judith Smith, Anne Younger 13. Developing university learners’ enterprise capabilities through entrepreneurial work-integrated learning, Judith Smith, Leoni Russell, Martin Bliemel, Tim Donnet, Ruari Elkington, Ingrid Larkin 14. Service-learning as an approach to work-integrated learning, Carol-joy Patrick, Dianne Chambers, Lisa Andersen, Kate Lloyd, Brendan Hughes 15. Designing and implementing interdisciplinary project-based work-integrated learning, Sonia Ferns, Sally Lewis, Leoni Russell, Jeri Childers, Margo Brewer, Julia Alessandrini 16. International students and work-integrated learning: Overcoming challenges and looking to the future, Denise Jackson, Thanh Pham 17. Closing the gap: Facilitating employability development in international internships, Beate Mueller, Susan Oguro Section 5 Support and infrastructure to develop good WIL practice 18. Leadership that supports an institutional approach to work-integrated learning, Bonnie A Dean, Michelle J Eady, Venkata Yanamandram, Nuala O’Donnell, Tracey Moroney, Tracey Glover-Chambers 19. Governance and Risk Management, Craig Cameron, Janice Orrell 20. Student access and equity in work-integrated learning: A work in progress, Jacqueline Mackaway, Tony Chalkley 21. Using technology platforms for work-integrated learning, Leopold Bayerlein, Bonnie A Dean, Stephanie Perkiss, Debora Jeske Section 6 Future directions 22. The future of work-integrated learning: Vision and insights, Anna D Rowe, Sonia Ferns, Karsten E Zegwaard
Sonia J. Ferns, Adjunct Associate Professor, Curtin University, Australia, and Partner, LearnWork Consulting.
Anna D. Rowe, Senior Lecturer, Portfolio of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education and Student Experience, and School of Education, University of New South Wales, Australia.
Karsten E. Zegwaard, Director of Work-Integrated Learning Research, Office of the Vice Chancellor, University of Waikato, New Zealand.