Work-integrated learning (WIL) is a powerful pedagogy that transcends the traditional boundaries of academic work and deeply embeds the university into the community. Despite this, it is still not clear how best to put WIL to work in a research environment. Ideally, university teaching and learning should be informed by scholarship and research, but these represent significantly under-utilised and under-explored areas in WIL.
Professor Stephen Billett is from the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University. He is internationally-renowned for his research on learning through and for work, and will offer perspectives on developing occupational and workplace capacities.
Professor Ruth Bridgstock is Deputy Director, Curriculum Transformation in Learning Futures, Griffith University. She has research expertise in higher education learning & teaching and graduate employability, including evaluating WIL outcomes.
Dr Karsten Zegwaard is the Director of Cooperative Education at the University of Waikato. He is also the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Work-integrated Learning.
Professor Jacqueline Ewart is from the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University. She will offer perspectives in WIL in the context of a particular discipline (journalism).