Integrating Emancipatory Education into Work Integrated Learning
Most work-integrated-learning (WIL) and the research generated around it is conducted within vocation-oriented disciplines – business, engineering, and health. Emancipatory education, traditionally a component of the Bachelor of Arts, is traditionally seen as less directly applicable within workplace settings. This project has two objectives. First, a literature review of theoretical critiques of tertiary education, specifically focused on vocational training and WIL. Second, pre- and post-interviews with 12 BA Interns,their academic and site supervisors during a pilot project. Interviews will document the success and failure of teaching practices that address how to include emancipatory education within WIL.
Readings on emancipatory education, Work-Integrated-Learning, and neoliberalism in education will be completed simultaneously with the development of qualitative interviews with participating BA interns, and their academic and site supervisors. Interviews conducted at the beginning and end of the internships will evaluate the successful integration of emancipatory education into WIL
See the project page for: Internship Handbook for the Liberal Arts where you can download the full report, including the handbook and videos associated with this project.