The development of work-integrated learning ecosystems: an Australian example of cooperative education

Fergusson, Lee and van der Laan, Luke ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2275-8974 and Imran, Sophia and Ormsby, Gail (2021) The development of work-integrated learning ecosystems: an Australian example of cooperative education. International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 22 (1). pp. 25-40.

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Abstract

Cooperative education and principles associated with learning ecosystems appear throughout the literature. However, the application of cooperative education and learning ecosystems to work-integrated learning has not been fully examined. Furthermore, the applicability of learning ecosystems within work-integrated learning to specific professional practice domains has similarly not previously been examined. The development of domain-specific work-integrated learning ecosystems and an explanation of how they might apply to cooperative education in higher education, the purpose of this paper, are explored from three sequentially related conceptual levels: Level 1), a proto-theoretical model of cooperative education > Level 2), a functional model of a work-integrated learning ecosystem > Level 3), an example of an applied model of a work-integrated learning ecosystem. Specifically, the paper explores how policing, presented here as a working example of a socially important practice domain, has been developed into a work-integrated learning ecosystem within the Australian higher education context.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited according to a CC by 4.0 license.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2021 05:48
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2021 23:25
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cooperative education, learning ecosystems, work-integrated learning, professional studies, policing
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390115 Work integrated learning (incl. internships)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160104 Professional development and adult education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/40459

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