Workplace Learning: Get Engaged

About this resource

Get Engaged is an online resource for practitioners who supervise university students in their workplace as part of a university degree. Its purpose is to help you make the most of your effort in student supervision through building really good engagement strategies with universities and students but also with your colleagues.…

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What is Workplace Learning?

Workplace learning (WPL) also known as work-integrated learning (WIL), refers to a set of learning and teaching strategies that enable students to experience their future professional roles and responsibilities in real workplaces with suitable supervision. Different occupations and professions use other terms for WPL…

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Benefits of WPL for Industry

For workplace learning (WPL) to function effectively, good partnerships between all stakeholders are required. Effective WPL has the ability to provide significant benefits for students, university, industry and workplace student supervisors. Here, some workplace student supervisors discuss the benefits of WPL for both themselves and their businesses.

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Engagement before Placement

A successful placement experience depends on numerous factors – many of them arising prior to the placement itself. Adequate preparation on the part of the university, the student, the workplace student supervisor and the workplace can mean the difference between a successful placement and one that has negative repercussions for all parties…

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Engagement during Placement

First, some good news! Adequate preparation prior to the placement experience reduces the risk of problems occurring during the placement itself. If you haven’t already, go back and read the Before Placement section of the module to learn more about how you can prepare as a supervisor prior to the student arriving…

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Engagement after Placement

Congratulations! You’ve completed a student placement. Ideally, supervising a student in your workplace should be a rewarding and inspiring activity. When the student has left there are still a number of things that you could do to bring this placement experience to a close and to enhance your experience as a workplace …

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