A Snapshot of Employers’ Expectations of Graduates’ Skills and Abilities in Technical Communications

by Paula Rosinski  In a previous blog post, Julia Bleakney discussed some of the methods and documents that researchers have used to “capture employers’ expectations for the communication skills and abilities of college graduates in technical and engineering fields.” In …



As an institutional practice, WIL provides an established framework grounded in learning theory to support students’ learning in and through workplace settings.

What is Work-Integrated Learning?

by Julia Bleakney Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) is a well-theorized pedagogical practice that facilitates students’ learning through connecting or integrating experiences across academic and workplace contexts (Billett, 2009). Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario’s 2016 Practical Guide for Work-Integrated Learning offers …





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Studying Alumni Writing

by Paula Rosinski and Julia Bleakney In this blog, one in a series on topics connected to the 2019-2021 research seminar on Writing Beyond the University: Fostering Writers’ Lifelong Learning and Agency, we review the motivations, questions, methods, and populations …