An assessment of work integrated learning (WIL) in hospitality tertiary education

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Author: Wardle, Karina Michelle


Work integrated learning (WIL), industry-based experiences and the development of business ready skills in graduates have been a source of major contention between employers and tertiary educators. Dissatisfaction with graduate employability has been elevated within contemporary discussion with particular references made to a lack of general job skills and practical industry-specific competence. Such dissatisfaction transverses disciplinary boundaries and is of heightened concern for the hospitality industry due to the service orientation of the work. Work integrated learning is emerging...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Tertiary education; Teaching and learning; Skills and knowledge; Industry; Employment; Outcomes; Research

Keywords: Work integrated learning; Outcomes of education and training; Employability; Literature review; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: New South Wales; Australia; Oceania

Published: Sydney, New South Wales: University of Western Sydney, 2014

Physical description: xi, 361 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Karina M. Wardle

On cover: Submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for Doctor of Philosophy - Business, University of Western Sydney, October 2014

Resource type: Thesis

Call number: TD/TNC 128.89

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