Work Integrated Learning and Learning Integrated Work: An Approach to Unite Theory and Practice to Praxis
2016 (English)In: Handbook of Research on Quality Assurance and Value Management in Higher Education / [ed] Nuninger, Walter & Châtelet, Jean-Marie, Hersey, PA: IGI Global , 2016, 139-159 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
The difference between the professional competence conveyed during education and the competence demanded in working life is substantial and needs to be taken seriously. In this chapter where the case is nursing education, Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and Learning Integrated Work (LIW), are suggested as pedagogical approaches in Higher Education aiming to integrate scientific knowledge and with practical knowledge, and to provide an analytical perspective where students have the opportunity to develop metacognitive skills and praxis by learning through experiences during internship. One way to achieve this in vocational education to learn from the knowledge and skills used when performing inpractice. By integrating scientific and practical vocational knowledge, one promotes professionalization that is exhibited as Learning Integrated Work (LIW), i.e. the capability to perform the expected tasks and learn at work by using a critical and development-oriented attitude in daily work and actively participate in renewals of work assignments.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hersey, PA: IGI Global , 2016. 139-159 p.
Higher education, Learning Integrated Work, nurse education, praxis, vocational education, Work Integrated Learning
Research subject Work Integrated Learning
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9327DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0024-7.ch006ISBN: 9781522500247ISBN: 1522500243ISBN: 9781522500254OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-9327DiVA: diva2:923809