Work integrated learning in higher education hospitality courses

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This chapter reports on a qualitative study looking at Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in a higher education institution. The empirical dataset for this qualitative study was collected through student and industry focus groups and individual semi-structured interviews with Masters students and managers of hotels in Sydney, Australia. The study provides an understanding of the key concepts, issues, and methodologies of applying WIL practices. The results show that a formal qualification together with a structured work placement develops students' knowledge and skills and is beneficial in developing a hotel management career.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducational Strategies for the Next Generation Leaders in Hotel Management
PublisherIGI Global Publishing
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781466685666
ISBN (Print)1466685654, 9781466685659
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2015


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