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 …





quote: "researchers interested in the study of lifespan writing may find it useful to pursue projects with cross-disciplinary and multi-institutional longitudinal approaches."

Lifespan Writing and Writing Beyond the University

by Julia Bleakney In this blog, one in a series of blogs on topics connected to the 2019-2021 research seminar on Writing Beyond the University: Fostering Writers’ Lifelong Learning and Agency, I explore the recently-developed research collaboration on “lifespan writing,” …