This project aims to support British Columbia (BC)/ Yukon post-secondary institutions in the development, implementation, and evaluation of work-integrated learning (WIL) educational programs designed to prepare students prior to entering their workplace or practice setting.

Project Information

Institution(s): Simon Fraser University
Partner(s): ACE-WIL BC/Yukon Members
Status: Complete
Project Dates: June 1, 2020 — April 30, 2021
Project Contact:
Dr. Andrea Sator

ajsator@sfu.ca
Project Contributors:
Dr. Andrea Sator, Jennifer Sator, and Dr. Nancy Johnston

The objectives of this project are to provide detailed information about preparatory curriculum for diverse types of WIL using the data collected from participating post-secondary institutions in the province of BC. The baselines for diverse types of WIL are specific to the:

  • Curricular programs for WIL student preparation.
  • Illustration of 2 students sitting at desks and a teacher pointing to information on a white board.Quality Frameworks in WIL preparatory curriculum, including the:
    • primary goals of the program, learning outcomes, and topics/ content in the curriculum;
    • assessments and evaluations integral to the curriculum; and
    • learning and teaching models and methods.

The project reports on data collected from participating institutions regarding:

  • The alignment of co-op program learning outcomes with the CEWIL national accreditation and quality standards.
  • Institutionally identified needs for expanding WIL preparatory curriculum to include such content as inclusivity, workplace readiness, and needs of equity-deserving students.
  • Institutional perspectives about developing common, standard, and generic WIL preparatory resources that may be adapted and customized by each institution and the specific resources that would be of most use.

RESOURCES

WIL Preparatory Curriculum Framework- Full Report
The objectives of this project are to provide detailed information about preparatory curriculum for diverse types of WIL using the data collected from participating post-secondary institutions in the province of BC. The baselines for diverse types of WIL are specific to the: • Curricular programs... Read More »
Quality WIL Preparatory Curriculum Conceptual Framework
Use the Quality WIL Preparatory Curriculum Conceptual Framework’s guiding questions to support your quality assurance and design of WIL Preparatory Curriculum. The framework is aligned with the scholarship in the field and the questions ask the WIL Practitioner to identity the components of... Read More »
Program Baselines
The program baselines are the analysis of WIL types using the Quality WIL Preparatory Curriculum Conceptual Framework to provide details about preparatory curriculum including: primary purpose, stakeholder, institutional context, duration, institutional integration, format, requirements, and... Read More »
Program Quality Indicators
The quality frameworks are the synthesis of WIL types using the Quality WIL Preparatory Curriculum Conceptual Framework to provide details about preparatory curricular aims, achievements, and actions. Read More »
Institutional Models
These findings describe the ways in which the WIL Preparatory Curriculum is integrated at the institutions that participated in the study. WIL Practitioners can use these models to understand how WIL Preparatory Curriculum for diverse WIL types are designed. Read More »
ACE-WIL BC/Yukon WIL Preparatory Curriculum Learning Outcomes
WIL Practitioners in co-op programs shared their preparatory curriculum learning outcomes. These have been synthesized to offer a set of ACE-WIL BC/Yukon WIL Preparatory Curriculum Learning Outcomes that provide a snapshot of learning outcomes in 2020. Read More »