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Work-Integrated Learning for Enhancing Graduate Employability: Moving from the Periphery to the Centre of the Curriculum

  • Nhai Thi NguyenEmail author
  • Ly Thi Tran
  • Truc Thi Thanh Le
Chapter
Part of the Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects book series (EDAP, volume 50)

Abstract

The chapter draws on an Australian branch campus case in Vietnam. It addresses how work-integrated learning (WIL) is incorporated into curriculum, pedagogies and institutional support. The findings show that WIL enhances students’ work readiness, strengthens industry linkages and improves graduate employability. WIL should therefore be shifted from the periphery to the core of curriculum, teaching and learning, and institutional policy making. It calls for a joint effort of different stakeholders including students, academics, institution support staff, employers, policy makers and related communities.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nhai Thi Nguyen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ly Thi Tran
    • 2
  • Truc Thi Thanh Le
    • 2
  1. 1.Monash CollegeClaytonAustralia
  2. 2.Deakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia

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