Inclusive work-integrated learning in higher education: a scoping review

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Studies in Higher Education


This paper investigates how inclusive work-integrated learning (WIL) is being approached and addressed by examining current research that highlights the intersection of inclusion, WIL, and employability. It employs an inclusive pedagogies framework to analyse findings from a scoping review (between 2010 and 2022) that address or investigate inclusive WIL. Through this examination, the paper identifies common barriers and enablers of inclusive WIL and presents key recommendations to enhance WIL experiences for all students. This paper proposes an adapted theoretical framework that serves as a foundation for future research in the field of inclusive WIL. Overall, the paper aims to advance understanding of approaches to inclusive WIL in order to promote greater equitable access to and participation in these valuable learning opportunities.

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