Work-based learning and work-integrated learning: fostering engagement with employers


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Author: Atkinson, Georgina


Work-based learning and the inclusion of the world of work into tertiary students' learning lie at the heart of the Australian vocational education and training (VET) system. Despite the strong emphasis of work-based learning in post-secondary education, both VET providers and universities faces challenges when it comes to engaging industry and employers in these educational provisions. This research synthesis draws on the literature on work-based learning and work-integrated learning to identify how engagement with industry and employers can be fostered, and what the two sectors can...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Teaching and learning; Vocational education and training; Higher education; Skills and knowledge; Providers of education and training; Industry; Employment; Outcomes; Research

Keywords: Work based learning; Work integrated learning; Skill development; Case study; University; Employers

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2016

Physical description: 23 p.

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ISBN: 9781925173598

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 125.04

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