Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Work-Integrated Learning for Sustainability Education

  • Tony WallEmail author
  • Ann Hindley
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_37

Synonyms

Definition

Work-integrated learning is a form of pedagogy which is situated, experiential, and collaborative with industry or community partners. Specifically, it has been characterized as intentionally integrating theory with authentic activities which then form part of an authentic assessment. Work-integrated learning for sustainability education specifically applies such pedagogical approaches to sustainable development challenges such as climate change, community recovery and resilience, or local poverty reduction.

Introduction

Work-integrated learning is a form of education which broadly connects practice settings as a location or vehicle of learning (Billett 2014...
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Thriving at Work Research GroupUniversity of ChesterChesterUK
  2. 2.Centre for Work Related StudiesUniversity of ChesterChesterUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Luciana Brandli
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Passo FundoPasso FundoBrazil