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Mixed views in the academy: academic and student perspectives about the utility of developing work-ready skills through WIL

McManus, L ORCID: 0000-0001-9610-520X and Rook, L 2019 , 'Mixed views in the academy: academic and student perspectives about the utility of developing work-ready skills through WIL' , Studies in Higher Education, no. June , doi: 10.1080/03075079.2019.1630809.

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Abstract

Work-integrated Learning (WIL) can be a vehicle for the development of students’ work-ready skills. This paper presents the views of undergraduate business students and academics about the role and perceived importance of work-ready skills in the business curriculum and the perceived role of WIL activities in enabling the development of work-ready skills. A total of 50 business students and 24 academics from a number of faculties across the university participated. While students and academics both agree that a combination of on and off campus WIL activities are most effective for developing work-ready skills, students and academics hold different views to the importance of work-ready skills in the curriculum and the importance of including specific skills such as project planning. These findings have implications for the development of work-ready skills and embedding both WIL and non-WIL activities in undergraduate courses for business school educators and university policy makers.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:McManus, L and Rook, L
Keywords: work-ready skills, work-integrated learning, business education, graduate skills, work-based learning
Journal or Publication Title: Studies in Higher Education
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 0307-5079
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/03075079.2019.1630809
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Copyright 2019 Society for Research into Higher Education

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