A free suite of resources to help prepare students, university staff and workplace supervisors for work integrated learning (WIL) has been uploaded to the IRU website.
More than 30 learning modules, documents, videos and articles have been added to the suite so far, with others set to be added in coming months.
They include resources specifically tailored towards students, international students, university staff and workplace supervisors.
Each of the resources has been created by an IRU university or other WIL-related organisation. The IRU’s WIL resources hub brings them together into one curated collection, signposting users towards resources that they can use and share.
The WIL resources hub was put together by the IRU’s most recent Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, Associate Professor Amani Bell, in collaboration with staff from IRU universities.
Work integrated learning is a practice that has a high impact on students’ learning and employability. It refers to university initiatives to prepare students to transition into the workforce, such as internships, clinical and fieldwork.
Work integrated learning isn’t new to university education, but is becoming increasingly valued by teachers and students as an important element of many courses.
The new suite of IRU resources is available at iru.edu.au/resources.