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A Practical Guide for Work-integrated Learning: Effective Practices to Enhance the Educational Quality of Structured Work Experiences Offered through Colleges and Universities

HECQO
Work-integrated learning (WIL) is becoming increasingly popular in higher education; almost half of Ontario's postsecondary education students will take part in some form of co-op, placement or internship by the time they graduate. A new guide from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) and Education at Work Ontario (EWO) is a resource for faculty, staff, academic leaders and educational developers to improve the quality of WIL programs. Effective, work-integrated learning opportunities enhance student learning and develop work-ready skills outside of the classroom.

A Practical Guide for Work-integrated Learning: Effective Practices to Enhance the Educational Quality of Structured Work Experiences Offered through Colleges and Universities focuses on structured work-integrated learning experiences such as internships, placements, co-ops, field experiences, professional practice and clinical practicums. The comprehensive guide is divided into seven chapters with an introduction to experiential learning theory, followed by background information and suggestions on improving the quality of WIL programs, program evaluation and recommendations for broader curricular integration developing meaningful partnerships with industry, government and community organizations.

Experiential Learning Activities: Team-Based | Problem-Solving
If you are looking to include team-based problem-solving activities into your course, when interviewing students or as part of a workshop/seminar, the EEU has created a quick guide to assist you.  The activities included in this guide are only a small few and can be used to help insipre you to create your very own.  Activities were designed to include any year of study and can be modified as you see fit.

A Practical Guide for Work-Integrated Learning: Effective Practices to Enhance the Educational Quality of Work Experiences Offered through Colleges and Universities | HEQCO

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