Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Definitions
Work-integrated learning is a form of curricular experiential education that formally integrates a student’s academic studies with quality experiences within a workplace or practice setting. WIL experiences include an engaged partnership of at least: an academic institution, a host organization, and a student. WIL can occur at the course or program level and includes the development of student learning objectives and outcomes related to: employability, agency, knowledge and skill mobility and life-long learning.
(Note: approved by CEWIL Canada membership on November 3, 2021)
Below are the various types of WIL and their typical attributes. Click here for a printable version.
1. Community and Industry Research & Projects (formerly Applied Research Projects): Students are engaged in research that occurs primarily in workplaces, includes: consulting projects, design projects, community-based research projects.