Reference List Entry:

Brown, Natalie. 2010. "WIL [ling] to Share: An Institutional Conversation to Guide Policy and Practice in Work-Integrated Learning." Higher Education Research & Development 29 (5): 507-518.

About this Journal Article:

Through the implementation of a roundtable discussion of staff from various disciplines, Natalie Brown aimed to provide a space for University of Tasmania (UTAS) staff to recognize the potential and challenges of the practice of WIL. Understood as a way to provide students with an experience that integrates industry learning and academic coursework, WIL has been seen as beneficial to both students and industry members. While students can experience learning in context and enhance their employability, industry can participate in preparing graduates for a career. Yet, the absence of a general structure and collaboration in curriculum development allows gaps to remain within WIL opportunities.