Developing pre-professional identity in undergraduates through work-integrated learning

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Author: Jackson, Denise


Pre-professional identity is a complex phenomenon spanning awareness of and connection with the skills, qualities, behaviours, values and standards of a student's chosen profession, as well as one's understanding of professional self in relation to the broader general self. It is an important, yet under-explored, aspect of graduate employability and can influence academic success, well-being and productivity. This study investigates the role of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL), more specifically work placements, in developing pre-professional identity among undergraduates. It uses...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Higher education; Employment; Students

Keywords: Professional development; Employability; Work integrated learning; Student placement; Skill development; Education industry relationship; Case study; Qualitative research

Geographic subjects: Western Australia; Australia; Oceania

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media, 2017

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Journal title: Higher education

Journal volume: 74

Journal number: 5

Journal date: November 2017

Pages: pp. 833-853

ISSN: 0018-1560, 1573-174X (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 130.341

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