This guide draws on a wide-ranging sample of ‘good’ WIL units collected from across the University to highlight the breadth and depth of possible WIL offerings. Candidates in this sample were sourced from referrals and discussions with some 28 academics and professional staff from across the University. Features of these units are highlighted and current practices in scaffolding WIL across courses discussed. An icon of the Expanded A-P Framework is attached to each type of WIL highlighting the extent of authentic-proximity learning.
AUTHENTICITY – the extent to which learning experiences occur in real workplaces and professional contexts; in online or live complex simulated workplace environments; or those that enable students to interact directly with industry representatives or community members on work related activities.