About this event

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is a powerful pedagogy that transcends the traditional boundaries of academic work and deeply embeds the university into the community. Despite this, it is still not clear how best to put WIL to work in a research environment. Ideally, university teaching and learning should be informed by scholarship and research, but these represent significantly under-utilised and under-explored areas in WIL.

This symposium seeks to present a range of perspectives on how research and scholarship, on the one hand, and work integrated education/learning on the other can be intertwined and enacted together.


1.30 pm – 1.45 pm Opening comments and introductions of panel members

Professor Stephen Billett, School of Education and Professional Studies

1.45 pm – 2.00 pm Five-minute opening statements

Professor Ruth Bridgstock, Learning Futures

Dr Karsten Zegwaard, University of Waikato

Professor Jacqueline Ewart, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Open discussion by panel members with participants Facilitated by Professor Stephen Billett
3.00 pm – 3.30 pm Identifying means by which scholarship and research can be enacted within, through and for work integrated learning/education

Panel members

Professor Stephen Billett

Griffith University

Professor Stephen Billett is from the School of Education and Professional Studies. He is internationally-renowned for his research on learning through and for work, and will offer perspectives on developing occupational and workplace capacities.

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Professor Ruth Bridgstock

Griffith University

Professor Ruth Bridgstock is Deputy Director, Curriculum Transformation in Learning Futures. She has research expertise in higher education learning & teaching and graduate employability, including evaluating WIL outcomes.

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Dr Karsten Zegwaard

University of Waikato

Dr Karsten Zegwaard is the Director of Cooperative Education at the University of Waikato. He is also the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Work-integrated Learning.

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Professor Jacqueline Ewart

Griffith University

Professor Jacqueline Ewart is from the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science. She will offer perspectives in WIL in the context of a particular discipline (journalism).

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Event details


Tuesday 28 May, 2019

1.30 pm – 3.30 pm


Nathan campus

Central Theatres, Lecture Theatre 2 1.02 (N18), Nathan campus

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