A Quality Framework for Work-Integrated Learning
Work-integrated learning (WIL), a form of experiential learning where the workplace or practice setting is a site for learning, is under increased pressure to grow. Some advocates are calling for all post-secondary students to have at least one WIL experience before they graduate. While this is a laudable goal given the many benefits of WIL, how can we ensure that this growth occurs without jeopardizing quality? This presentation introduces a quality framework for WIL that considers the perspectives of all five key stakeholders: students, employers/host organizations, educators, post-secondary institutions and governments (McRae, Pretti & Church, 2018).