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Work integrated learning initiatives: live case studies as a mainstream WIL assessment


Schonell, S and Macklin, R, Work integrated learning initiatives: live case studies as a mainstream WIL assessment, Studies in Higher Education pp. 1-12. ISSN 0307-5079 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/03075079.2018.1425986


Industry demands highly skilled, work ready and adaptable graduates who can solve complex problems. Work integrated learning (WIL) offers educators an authentic assessment that approximates future performance requirements. Often this would include workplace placements or internships for a selected number of students. In this paper, we evaluate the ‘live case study’ assessment as an example of an alternative embedded approach to WIL. We address a lack of simple and specific criteria for assessing WIL and assess the live case approach against these criteria. We find that the live case approach is an effective form of WIL, offering large numbers of students an authentic learning experience. We recommend this approach to universities seeking to offer large cohorts of students a workplace learning experience that is less time and resource dependent than internships, and effective for international and distance students.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:work integrated learning, live case study, authentic learning, WIL, authentic assessment
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Schonell, S (Mr Stuart Schonell)
UTAS Author:Macklin, R (Dr Rob Macklin)
ID Code:123753
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:College Office - CoBE
Deposited On:2018-01-24
Last Modified:2019-03-01

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