Understanding student demand for WIL in business programs
Across universities there is an increasing expectation of work integrated learning opportunities being part of all programs. This is particularly the case in the context of Griffith University. Such demand is requiring reconsideration and redesign of teaching approaches within degree programs in areas that have not traditionally contained large-scale work integrated learning opportunities. The motivation for this change is predicated upon perceived student and industry demand for work integrated learning. Recent experience indicated that this perceived demand was not being realised in the actual numbers of students engaging in work integrated learning opportunities. This research aims to explore the actual demand of students within the Griffith Business School for work integrated learning opportunities and some of the barriers and limitations on their engagement in these opportunities. It highlights key considerations around current work demands, student knowledge of work integrated learning and future opportunities to engage larger student cohorts.
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