Due Date: 27/01/2020 (6:00 pm Darwin, Northern Territory Time)

Words: 3000 words (excluding list of references).

References: Minimum 12 Academic References (minimum of 10 from the reference list)

Format: Academic essay format and structure

Theme font: Times New Roman, Arial or Century Gothic

Font size: 12

Alignment: Justify

Line spacing: 1.5

Referencing style: CDU’s 6th APA

Task: This assignment provides students with the opportunity to showcase their in-depth knowledge in areas of community development or international humanitarian assistance and development by demonstrating their understanding of the relationship between core theoretical concepts and practical realities. Students will explain the concept of work integrated learning (WIL) and investigate the role and purpose of WIL in higher education based on Food Bank NT’s practice placement experience in their chosen field of practice. The argumentation will address benefits of WIL as well as challenges encountered in WIL. Students are expected to draw on academic theories and frameworks and may refer to their personal placement experience (Food Bank NT) where relevant. The essay must contain a main thesis/argument and make use of a paragraph structure, providing clear sub-arguments that support the main thesis/argument.

Reference List: Minimum of 10 references must be used from the list.

· Bates, L. (2005). Building a bridge between university and employment: Work-integrated learning. Brisbane, Australia: Queensland Parliamentary Library. Retrieved from https://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/documents/explore/researchpublications/researchbriefs/2005/200508.pdf

· Binder, J. F., Baguley, T., Crook, C., & Miller, F. (2015). The academic value of internships: Benefits across disciplines and student backgrounds. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 41, 73-82.

· Choy, S. (2011). Partnerships between universities and workplaces: some challenges for work-integrated learning. Studies in Continuing Education, 33(2).

· Clark, L., Rowe, A., Cantori, A., Bilgin, A., & Mukuria, V. (2016). The power dynamics and politics of survey design: measuring workload associated with teaching, administering and supporting work-integrated learning courses. Studies in Higher Education, 41(6), 1055-1073.

· Crossman, J. E. (2010). International experience and graduate employability: stakeholder perception on the connection. Higher Education, 59(5), 599-613.

· Engstrom, D. (2007). A Broadened Horizon: The Value of International Social Work Internships. Social Work Education, 26(2), 136-150.

· Ferns, S, Campbell, M., Zegward, K. (2014). Work integrated learning In Zeegwaard, K. (2014). Work Integrated Learning in the Curriculum (pp. 1-6 . Milperra, Australia: HERDSA.

· Jackson, D. (2015). Employability skill development in work-integrated learning: Barriers and best practice. Studies in Higher Education, 40(2), 350-367.

· Jackson, D., & Collings, D. (2018). The influence of Work-Integrated Learning and paid work during studies on graduate employment and underemployment. Higher Education, 76(3), 403-425.

· Jackson, D., & Collings, D. (2018). The influence of Work-Integrated Learning and paid work during studies on graduate employment and underemployment. Higher Education, 76(3), 403-425.

· Jackson, D., & Wilton, N. (2016). Developing career management competencies among undergraduates and the role of work-integrated learning. Teaching in Higher Education, 21(3), 266-286.

· Lau, F. A., Mendes, V. F., Ventura, A. A., Bollela, V. R., & Teixeira, L. D. A. S. (2017). Implantation of Distance Learning as Strategy in Medical Internship: Challenges and Perspectives. Revista Brasileira de Educação Médica, 41(2), 269-277.

· Oloruntoba, R. (2009). Customer service in emergency relief chains. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 39(6), 486-505

· Payne, M. (2014). Modern social work theory (2nd ed.). Basingstoke: London Macmillan Press.

· Turner, F. J. (2017). Social work treatment: Interlocking theoretical approaches. Oxford University Press.

· UNHCR. (2008). A Community-based approach in UNHCR operations. Retrieved from https://www.refworld.org/pdfid/47da54722.pdf

NOTE: Please follow the example Assignment. The example assignment is done by another student. If you follow the example assignment, you will find all the personal experiences we had at Food Bank NT. Please do not just paraphrase the whole example assignment and make it look like a new one for me. Do your own research so to avoid plagiarism. The above references or the references in the example assignment are not correctly done in CDU’s APA 6th edition. The Referencing must be done in CDU’s APA 6th edition.