Read blog posts by CEL Student Scholars and their faculty/staff partners.

Two women stand near a window, looking down at a computer. "The way that risk is assessed in the workplace is critical to the student experience."

What’s the Risk? Student Perspective on Work-Integrated Learning

Sonia Ferns, Matthew Campbell, and Karsten Zegwaard describe work-integrated learning (WIL) as “internationally recognized . . . as a strategy for ensuring students are exposed to authentic learning experiences with the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to practice-based tasks, ultimately…

A student and a faculty stand in a classroom talking near an open laptop. "In WIL, it is important to recognize risk as a confounding variable that may be a contributing factor to stakeholder perceptions."

Assessing Risk in Work-Integrated Learning

What is WIL (Work-Integrated Learning)? Work-integrated learning (WIL) refers to student-centered internships, co-ops, field placements, and other experiences that connect classroom learning with real work experience, fostering personal and professional skills that are beneficial for career exploration and development. Though…

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Using Social Media to Support Student Peer Relationships

As academics from a large, modern UK university (Claire) and a medium-sized public US university (Mimi), we have been working with the Center for Engaged Learning as attendees in the (Re)Examining Meaningful Learning Experiences research seminar series for the last…

"The collaborative nature of the seminar invited us to engaged with each other as learners on common ground."

Through the Eyes of a Student: Forming an Effective and Meaningful Partnership

As the initial undergraduate Student Scholar cohorts working with the Center for Engaged Learning, we are often asked what our roles entail.  Both in the context of the research itself, as well as in our partnerships, this collaborative leadership team…

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Through the Eyes of a Student: Attending an Interdisciplinary Multi-institutional Conference on Engaged Learning

We, the CEL Student Scholars, were invited to attend CEL’s Conference on Engaged Learning. The conference was geared towards unpacking pedagogical approaches to engaged learning, specifically regarding capstone experiences and writing beyond the university. Many of the attendees had professional expertise…