A literature review of work integrated learning (WIL) in accounting: developments in the last decade and future directions

Leong, Raymond and Kavanagh, Marie (2010) A literature review of work integrated learning (WIL) in accounting: developments in the last decade and future directions. In: ACEN 2010: Work Integrated Learning (WIL): Responding to Challenges , 29 Sep-1 Oct 2010, Perth, Australia.

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Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in accounting has been in existence in Australia since the 1970s. However despite this history, WIL educators and practitioners alike still grapple with the notion of how best to design and implement quality WIL activities/programs to enhance graduate employability.

This review will focus on the developments in the literature in the past decade in terms of models and learning outcomes and endeavour to illustrate the impact of WIL on the accounting education community. The review will look at current peer-reviewed journals and reports focusing mainly on recent WIL developments in Australia and New Zealand. It will be organised into various sub-themes to trace its development and offers suggestions on areas for further research. In particular, developments in the area of measuring and assessing learning outcomes will be investigated.

This review is an attempt to give an overview of the current state of affairs in WIL in Accounting and will be a useful update to interested accounting WIL educators and industry peers. Gaps are identified for future WIL research and new best practices and vignettes may be implemented where appropriate to enhance students’ placement experiences and enrich their learning.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper at Author's request.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2010 05:18
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: work integrated learning; literature review; accounting
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8901

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