Interning Abroad: Work-Integrated Learning in a Global Context

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) focuses on integrating students’ course-based learning with real-world practical situations and experiences. Internships are a specific example of WIL that allow students to apply their academic studies to relevant experiences at companies, organizations, and nonprofits, small or…

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Lifelong Learners’ Successful Work Adjustment

60-Second SoTL – Episode 42 This week’s episode features an open access article from the International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning and explores how characteristics of lifelong learning inform work-integrated learning students’ work adjustment at co-op sites: Drewery, David, and Judene Pretti. 2023. “How…

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Integrating ePortfolios in Work-Integrated Learning Experiences

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) refers to the integration of practical work experiences with academic learning. Experiences falling under this umbrella provide students with opportunities to apply their knowledge to professional work environments, research, and service learning. There are many benefits of…

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Identifying Factors that Influence WIL Participation

Work-integrated learning can be a valuable part of a student’s collegiate experience. Among the most common WIL experiences has been the internship, which is “a form of experiential education that exists to introduce practical realities and processes to students while…

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Experiences of Students with Disabilities in Work-Integrated Learning

60-Second SoTL – Episode 18 This week’s episode features an open-access article from the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management and examines the perceptions and experiences of students with disabilities regarding work-integrated learning placements: Dollinger, Mollie, Rachel Finneran, and Rola Ajjawi. 2022….