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Experience of Students with disabilities engaging in WIL placements

Project Member(s): Boye, T.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Collaborative Education Network Work Integrated Learning Grant (ACEN Work Integrated Learning Research Grant)
Australian Collaborative Education Network Work Integrated Learning Grant (ACEN Work Integrated Learning Research Grant)
Australasian Association for Engineering Education

Start year: 2021

Summary: Universities put significant resources into supporting students with disabilities on campus. However, off-campus in work-integrated learning (WIL) employers are expected to take responsibility for students on a day-to-day basis. This project seeks to understand and communicate the experience of students with disabilities on WIL placement in order to better support them in future.

Publications:

Boye, T 1970, 'Accessibility of Work-Integrated Learning in Engineering, IT, and Computer Science for Students with Disabilities', 2022 Conference on Research in Equitable and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT), 2022 Conference on Research in Equitable and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT), IEEE, Philadelphia, USA, pp. 1-15.
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Boye, T 1970, 'Reflecting on Experience of Investigating the Accessibility of Work-Integrated Learning using a Participatory Research Methodology', ACEN 2022 Conference, ACEN Conference, ACEN, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 6-11.

FOR Codes: Equity and Access to Education, Workforce Transition and Employment, Engineering education