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Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education in Information Technology

Tony Clear, Gwyn Caxton, Simon Thompson, and Sally Fincher

In Richard Coll and Karsten Zegwaard, editors, Integrated Handbook for Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education, pages 182-196. World Associate of Cooperative Education, Inc., second edition, November 2011.


This chapter outlines perspectives on information technology (IT), including definitions of IT, and discusses the way these shape the WIL experience. A continuum model of cooperative education is introduced, followed by an exploration of its components and characteristics through a set of examples and a case study of various hybrid approaches to work-integrated learning in IT. Observing that IT encompasses a diversity of cooperative education models, the chapter concludes with a brief review of issues particular to cooperative education in IT.

Bibtex Record

author = {Tony Clear and Gwyn Caxton and Simon Thompson and Sally Fincher},
title = {{Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education in Information Technology}},
month = {November},
year = {2011},
pages = {182-196},
keywords = {determinacy analysis, Craig interpolants},
note = {},
doi = {},
url = {},
    publication_type = {incollection},
    submission_id = {19703_1320510914},
    ISBN = {978-0-615-51885-5},
    booktitle = {Integrated Handbook for Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education},
    publisher = {World Associate of Cooperative Education, Inc.},
    editor = {Richard Coll and Karsten Zegwaard},
    edition = {Second},

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