Work integrated learning for tertiary hospitality education

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Author: Wardle, Karina Michelle


Contemporary discussions of graduate employability bemoan the lack of general job skills and practical industry-specific competence amongst hospitality graduates. This paper examines the theoretical contribution of work integrated learning (WIL) within the context of service industries. The objective is to demonstrate the practical implications of WIL to enhancement of hospitality graduate attributes and employability. This study uses a deductive approach with both qualitative and quantitative methodologies to collect primary research. The initial stage commenced with quantitative...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Employment; Students; Workforce development; Higher education; Tertiary education

Keywords: Workplace learning; Integrated training; Employability; Curriculum development; Graduates; Work based learning; Work integrated learning

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Springvale, South Victoria: Australian Collaborative Education Network, 2012

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Pages: pp. 307-313

Conference name: ACEN National Conference

Date: 2012

Place: Geelong, Victoria

Related items: TD/TNC 110.615

ISBN: 9780980570625

Resource type: Conference

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 114.639

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