Where there is a WIL there is a way

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Title Where there is a WIL there is a way
Author Freudenberg, Brett David; Brimble, Mark Andrew; Cameron, Craig
Journal Name Higher Education Research and Development
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract While work-integrated learning (WIL) is seen as a way to address the call for improved 'employment readiness' and generic skills of graduates, it has been stated that WIL programs need to be 'well managed and structured' and 'well integrated'. To provide such structure and integration a Professional Development (PD) Program was developed to assist students who would undertake a WIL internship as part of their business degree. This paper details evidence of the impact of the PD Program for first year students compared to those undertaking a conventional orientation process. The preliminary evidence demonstrate that structure and integration of the PD Program has had positive effects in terms of generic skills, satisfaction and self-efficacy.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2010.502291
Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 Taylor & Francis. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 29
Issue Number 5
Page from 575
Page to 588
ISSN 0729-4360
Date Accessioned 2010-09-08
Language en_US
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy; Higher Education
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/34326
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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