Authenticity means more than just the idea that the student is in the real workplace. There are dimensions to authentic practice being emulated which go way beyond the reality of the workplace situation. These dimensions include appropriate autonomy of practice, associated with appropriate responsibility being taken and assigned, consequentiality of the work done, and the relevance of work tasks to the learning objectives and to the organisation. WIL activities should be designed to be as genuine and realistic in function and purpose as possible.

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